School of Arts & Sciences

Irish Rail Workers’ Grave in East Whiteland Too Close to Tracks to Be Excavated

November 8, 2011

Walter Licht and Timothy Bechtel of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on the excavation of graves of Irish rail workers.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

PW Best Books 2011

November 4, 2011

A Hemingway book by Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences is named one of Publishers Wweekly’s 10 best of the year.

Article Source: Publishers Weekly

Millennials Uncertain of Loyalty Toward Obama

November 4, 2011

Christopher Noble, student of the School of Arts and Sciences, discusses voter turnout for the 2012 presidential election.

Article Source: NPR

Time to Craft a Plan C

November 1, 2011

Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences describes a plan he developed in the 1970s as a result of the collapse of faculty in the humanities job market.

Soldiers of Optimism

October 30, 2011

Positive-psychology research by Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is discussed.

Pa. Researchers Unable to Unearth Irish Mass Grave

October 30, 2011

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum is cited for her skeleton research.

Article Source: Associated Press

Check Up: National Health Issue: Americans Are Growing Fatter Younger

October 31, 2011

Samuel Preston and graduate student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their demography research in relation to Americans’ health.

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The Arab Uprisings: Now Comes the Hard Part

October 27, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Ennahda political party in Tunisia.

Article Source: National Public Radio

University of Pennsylvania Historian Joins Pulitzer Prize Board

October 26, 2011

Steven Hahn of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for joining the Pulitzer Prize board.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 27, 2011

Penn History Professor Steven Hahn Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board

PHILADELPHIA – Steven Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania has been elected to the 20-member Pulitzer Prize Board.  Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at Penn.

Hahn won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2004 for A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. The book also received the Bancroft Prize for Best Book in American History and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History given by the Organization of American Historians.