School of Arts & Sciences

Close Encounters of the Prehistoric Kind

May 13, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses research findings on the Neandertal genome.

Article Source: Science

Should Districts Look Beyond Seniority When Laying Off Teachers?

May 12, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses teacher lay-off policies.

Article Source: Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 May 12, 2010

Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation

PHILADELPHIA –- Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the behavior of gases.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2010

Centers Host Language Programs for High Schoolers, Teachers

PHILADELPHIA -- The South Asia Center and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host summer language programs to teach Hindi, Urdu and Chinese to students entering grades 9-12.  The programs, to be taught by Penn faculty, are funded by Startalk, the national effort to enhance Americans’ learning and teaching of less commonly taught languages in high schools.

Audio: Meditation and the Military

May 10, 2010

Amishi Jha of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses meditation’s value to soldiers.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Americans Are Seeing Fewer and Fewer Foreign Films

May 9, 2010

Bob Vitalis of the School of Arts and Sciences says foreign films can offer unique perspectives to American students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Remembering a Chesco School Segregation Fight

May 8, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses historic civil rights fights and is cited for his book “Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 7, 2010

Guthrie Ramsey Co-Curates Smithsonian Institution Exhibition

PHILADELPHIA – Guthrie Ramsey, a University of Pennsylvania music professor, is co-curator of a new exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution called "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment.

"Presented by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Foundation, the exhibition premiered in the NMAAHC Gallery in Washington, D.C., continues through Aug. 29.  It will travel to Detroit in October and then on to New York in 2011.

Dog Ownership Affects Voter Preferences

April 26, 2010

Diana Mutz of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for research on how dog ownership is tied to voting trends.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Kids' Failure to Launch Can Be Costly

May 6, 2010

Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences says financial straits can discourage couples from having children.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal