School of Arts & Sciences

Future Wars May be Fought by Synapses

November 11, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences comments on boosting brain functions.

Article Source: ScienceNews
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Media Contact: | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 21, 2011

Penn Senior and Penn Alum Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA— The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Corey Metzman and Michael Poll have won United Kingdom Government Scholarships for graduate studies in the U.K. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2011

Penn Sociology Professor Studies Talk at the Brink

 

In October 1962, following the discovery of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy called his top advisors together to determine America’s response. It was no time to mince words. America was on the brink of war and the fate of the world hung in the balance.

For two weeks, President Kennedy met almost daily, and sometimes two or three times a day with the National Security Council Executive Committee, known as ExComm and secretly tape recorded their meetings.

The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America

November 10, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 10, 2011

Penn and Rutgers Psychologists Increase Understanding of How the Brain Perceives Shades of Gray

PHILADELPHIA — Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples’ eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an object’s color in different lighting conditions or distinguishing black and white objects, is, in fact, very challenging. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 9, 2011

Nov. 16 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Restoring Religious Monuments in War-torn Pakistan

WHO:             Michael Meister, professor of South Asia Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café lecture on “Conducting Research in Pakistan: Restoring Religious Monuments in Swat”

Panel Emphasizes Safety in Digitization of Health Records

November 8, 2011

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a report about digitizing health records.

Article Source: New York Times

The Justice of Policy

November 1, 2011

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a paper, “Courts and Colleges: A Problematic Relationship.”

Article Source: Indian Express

Video: Bogle: Tough Sentences Would Keep Execs in Line

November 7, 2011

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences participates in a panel about personal messages to the government.

Article Source: CBS News

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