School of Arts & Sciences

It’s Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives

November 10, 2014

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the importance of transparen

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 28, 2014

Penn and Berkeley Researchers Find Path to New Kinds of Computers With Faster-switching Ferroelectrics

Ferroelectric materials, commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more, could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Catalonia Independence Vote

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

Dr. Brendan O'Leary Professor of Political Science

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. O’Leary is the author or editor of numerous publications including, Divided Nations and European Integration and Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders. He can discuss the background to the current impasse and similar secessionist referendums that have occurred elsewhere. 


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“This referendum is more like Kosovo’s than South Sudan’s, but it is also unlike both of them because it has not been preceded by violence, nor will it likely be followed by violence. It is a distinctive case in that the Constitutional Court has only itself to blame for its initial decision to block proposed amendments to Catalonia’s status. A critical component of Spain’s constitutional compromise after the death of Franco is now in ruins.”

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Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 24, 2014

Soccer-playing Student at Penn Scores Goals With a Global Impact

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Khadija Tarver, a junior majoring in environmental studies, plays center back for the Penn Women's Soccer Club and is making an impact in places like San Juan Guatemala, where she spent 10 weeks as an intern at a non-profit organization.

Khadija Tarver is making an interdisciplinary impact – on the soccer field, on the environment and through improved global commerce in nations like Guatemala.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 31, 2014

Socially Conscious Penn Senior Set to Begin ‘Impactful Career’

When Afnaan Moharram finishes her studies at the University of Pennsylvania in December, she wants to combine for-profit work with social change, and, if she can’t find a socially conscience business where she can do that, she wants to eventually start one.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 11, 2014

Senior Cait Breslin Complements Penn Education With Study Abroad

For University of Pennsylvania senior Cait Breslin, studying abroad in Buenos Aires and in Kolkata has been an important part of her college experience. And she says it is good preparation toward her long-term goal of becoming a physician.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 20, 2014

Penn Physician and Historian Robert Aronowitz Elected to Institute of Medicine

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Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | Leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660October 20, 2014

Penn Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses.

Audio: These X’s Are the Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

November 10, 2014

David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about color.

Indian Muslims Lose Hope in National Secular Party

November 8, 2014

Eswaran Sridharan of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “When a minority community withdraws from the broad secula

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