School of Arts & Sciences

Facebook Grieving, a New Death Ritual

July 19, 2011

Kimberly Falconer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments about online grieving.

Article Source: Times of India

It’s a Stressful Job Being the Alpha Male Baboon

July 18, 2011

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on alpha male baboons.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Michelle Bachmann Polarizing – Even Among Conservatives

July 14, 2011

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the polarized reactions to Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Pumpkin Pie: Provocative or Just Tasty?

July 13, 2011

Johan Lundstrom of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “In almost all species, it’s the female who is picking her partner.”

Article Source: New York Times

Baboon Study Shows Benefits for Nice Guys, Who Finish 2nd

July 14, 2011

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on study of alpha male baboons.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 14, 2011

Penn Researchers Find Neural Signature of ‘Mental Time Travel’

PHILADELPHIA — Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same context become linked, the foundation of the theory of episodic memory.

Video: Detroit’s History of Housing and Race

July 12, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his perspective on the history of housing and race in Detroit.

Article Source: WXYZ-TV (Detroit)

Weigh the Value of a Summer Business Program

July 11, 2011

Jesse Reich, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, comments on attending a summer business program, as a nonbusiness major.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 8, 2011

Lorene Cary Visits Penn Bookstore for Talk/Signing of 'Free! Great Escapes from Slavery'

PHILADELPHIA –- Lorene Cary, who teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad," at a special Penn Bookstore program for young adult readers on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. The bookstore is at 36th and Walnut streets on the Penn campus.

Thinking Cap: The Zoot Suit: Statement of Style or Protest?

July 5, 2011

A book on zoot suits by Kathy Peiss of the School of Arts and Sciences is reviewed.

Article Source: New York Times