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August 14, 2010

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences compares today’s sports superstars’ salaries to those of ancient athletes.

Article Source: New York Times

Inquiry on Harvard Lab Threatens Ripple Effect

August 12, 2010

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences says one tainted scientific finding can spoil any others that were built on it.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 12, 2010

Penn Student Christopher Lester Receives U.S. Energy Department Graduate Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA – Christopher Lester, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, is among 150 recipients of a new U.S. Energy Department Graduate Fellowship to encourage students to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

The New Republic: Who Should Test for Alzheimer's?

August 12, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the moral dilemmas surrounding a new Alzheimer’s-diagnosis procedure.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 10, 2010

Penn Research Points to the Influence of Non-Catholics on the Changes Brought by Vatican II

PHILADELPHIA – A new analysis of voting patterns among bishops at the Second Vatican Council points to the indirect influence of non-Catholic churches in the Council’s liberalization of the Catholic Church.

King Tut's Chariots Marvels of Engineering

August 3, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum discusses the engineering of King Tut’s chariot.

Article Source: Discovery

Did King Tut Break His Leg on a Joy Ride? His Chariot Now in New York.

August 3, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on an exhibit featuring King Tut’s chariot.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 August 4, 2010

Penn’s Positive Psychology Center Awards $2.9 Million for Research

PHILADELPHIA –- The Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the John Templeton Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2010 Templeton Positive Neuroscience Awards, $2.9 million given to 15 new research projects at the intersection of neuroscience and positive psychology.

The winning projects explore a range of topics including how the brain enables humans to flourish, the biological bases of altruism and the effects of positive interventions on the brain.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 August 3, 2010

Two University of Pennsylvania Chemists Named American Chemical Society Fellows

PHILADELPHIA — Marsha I. Lester and Gary Molander of the University of Pennsylvania have been named 2010 fellows of The American Chemical Society, an honor bestowed on 192 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

Growing Up Poor Can Affect Brain Development

August 1, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says poverty may affect brain function.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette