School of Arts & Sciences

Is There a Nurse in the House?

June 18, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on nurse-patient care ratio.

Article Source: New York Times

Israel Could Benefit From Hamas

June 17, 2010

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the Israeli-Hamas conflict.

Article Source: Forbes

Is Opposition to Pot-Smoking Really Just Fear of Sex?

June 17, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on the correlation between sexual attitudes and drug use.

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2010

Penn Physicists Honored With 2010 Europhysics Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.

Slideshow: A Collection of False Peepers

June 14, 2010

Daniel Janzen of the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for his photographic research of insects’ scare tactics.

Article Source: Science

This Week in Willpower

June 13, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences says new analysis calls into question the hypothesis that will power has a biological fuel.

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 June 16, 2010

Sex, Drugs and Moral Goals: A Penn Psychology Study of Reproductive Strategies and Recreational Drug Use

PHILADELPHIA –- Why is there so much disagreement about whether using recreational drugs is morally wrong? A University of Pennsylvania psychology study shows that the debate about drugs might really be about sex.

The study compared two competing theories.

One theory -- the conventional wisdom in political science -- sees drug attitudes as primarily coming from people's political ideology, level of religious commitment, and personality, for example, openness to experience. 

Self-Control/Sugar Model Challenged

June 14, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the relationship between certain brain activities and glucose.

Article Source: United Press International

Insects That Can’t Beat Them Scare Them

June 14, 2010

Daniel Janzen of the School of Arts and Sciences leads a research study on “false-eyed” insects.

Article Source: New York Times

The Myth of Post-Racial America

June 10, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his new book, “Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race.”

Article Source: Washington Post