School of Arts & Sciences

Birthrate Among Teens Hits Record Low

December 22, 2010

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the decrease in the birthrate among teenagers during a time of economic trouble.

Article Source: Washington Post

Dude, the Adderall’s Not Working

December 21, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her study highlighting the “smart pill” conversation.

Article Source: Daily Beast

The Secret Key to Happiness

December 15, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the difference between the physical and psychological ideas of happiness.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Panel Set to Study Safety of Electronic Patient Data

December 13, 2010

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

Article Source: New York Times

Sell Drugs or Go Jobless

December 14, 2010

Phillipe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited in an editorial for his study of drug dealing in a poor section of Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 13, 2010

New Penn Math Research Proves There’s Plenty of Time for Evolution

PHILADELPHIA -- A new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has offered even more evidence of the correctness of evolutionary theory.

Herbert Wilf, Penn’s Thomas A. Scott Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, and Warren Ewens, emeritus professor of biology, say their model directly challenges the long-standing contention among some doubters that evolution couldn't have happened because the small changes in species outlined by the theory simply would have taken too much time to be completed.

The Drugs Dilemna

December 12, 2010

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured assessing the situation in an area infested with illegal drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Black Hole May Offer Clues to Extra Dimensions

November 24, 2010

The work of Amitai Bin-Nun, a graduate student of the School of Arts and Sciences, is featured.

Article Source: Science NOW

The Climate Is in Your Head

December 10, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for his opinion on professors lecturing about diversity.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658December 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Names Two New PIK Professors: Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock

PHILADELPHIA -- Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock have been appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge professors at the University of Pennsylvania.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  Both PIK appointments are effective Jan. 1.