School of Arts & Sciences

How to Fight a Bogus Bill

February 19, 2011

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on electronic health records.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

China E-Mail Says Welfare Programs Caused More Long-Term Damage to Detroit than the Atomic Bomb Caused to Hiroshima

February 17, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the effect of welfare programs on the city of Detroit.

Article Source: PolitiFact (Rhode Island)

A Crystal Ball for Predicting the Future of Flu

February 17, 2011

Research conducted by Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited.

Article Source: Discover
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 February 18, 2011

Penn Research Predicts Future Evolution of Flu Viruses

PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania is beginning to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global public health preparedness. 

In Philadelphia Area, These 5 African-American Scientists Have Found a High Trajectory

February 11, 2011

Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 11, 2011

Fels Institute of Government Study Shows Positive Effect of Philadelphia Neighborhood Reinvestment

PHILADELPHIA – A report from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania details the ways reclamation and redevelopment of vacant property have improved residents’ quality of life in eastern North Philadelphia.  The report, “Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in East North Philadelphia,” highlights how comprehensive strategic investment by local community developers and public agencies correlates with improvements in safety, rising incomes and an attraction of new working households.

Are Popular Protests a Mortal Threat to Dictators?

February 10, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the effect of protests on dictatorships.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2011

Research Suggests Friendships Are Built on Alliances

PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania is challenging some longtime assumptions about why human beings seek and keep their friends, and it reveals a somewhat darker side to the very nature of friendship itself.

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Popular Uprising in Egypt

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

Roger Allen

Professor of Arabic Language and Literature