School of Arts & Sciences

For Philly Dropouts, the Math Is Simple, but Brutal: No Diploma, Zero Jobs

February 6, 2012

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 6, 2012

RecycleMania 2012 Begins at Penn

PHILADELPHIA –- As part of its Year of Games, the University of Pennsylvania is among the 600-plus colleges and universities across the United States and Canada competing during the next eight weeks in RecycleMania 2012. This competition is designed to see which schools will minimize their waste stream most significantly and achieve the greatest recycling rate.

Audio: A Memoir Should Be More Than a History Lesson

February 1, 2012

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the function and importance of memoirs.

Romney as Centrist Could Pose Strong Challenge to Obama

February 1, 2012

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on the 2012 presidential campaign.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 31, 2012

Penn Collaborative Study Shows How ‘Shadow Education’ Affects Academic Success of East Asian Americans

PHILADELPHIA – A new study co-authored by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Hyunjoon Park chalks up East Asian American students’ high SAT scores in part to their high level of participation in “shadow education” activities outside formal schools.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 31, 2012

Penn Professor Timothy Corrigan’s ‘The Essay Film’ Wins 2012 SCMS Kovács Book Award

PHILADELPHIA – The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker, by Timothy Corrigan, University of Pennsylvania English and cinema studies professor, has won the Society for Cinema and Media 2012 Kovács Book Award.  The award will be presented at the SCMS 2012 Conference in Boston on March 23.

Restored Edison Records Revive Giants of 19th-century Germany

January 30, 2012

Jonathan Steinberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his new biography, Bismarck: A Life.

Article Source: New York Times

Reclaimed Wastewater for Drinking: Safe but Still a Tough Sell

January 31, 2012

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the idea of drinking reclaimed wastewater.

Article Source: National Geographic

Penn Will Bestow Long-overdue Honors on W.E.B. Du Bois

January 31, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming appointment of W.E.B. Du Bois as an honorary emeritus professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 31, 2012

Penn Receives NSF Grant to Research Geological Record of Chilean Earthquakes

PHILADELPHIA — Geological evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis aids in anticipating the timing and magnitude of future events. This natural warning system now influences building codes and planning in the United States, Canada and Japan, particularly where the geological record demonstrates prehistoric earthquakes larger than those known from written and instrumental records.