School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: Penn Physicists Probe Atomic Structure of Graphene, Computing’s Next Silicon

July 28, 2014

Charlie Johnson and Marija Drndic of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss measuring the performance of graphene while visualizing its atomic structure.

Audio: Parenting Rights, Child Supervision and the Law

July 28, 2014

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about the “criminalization of parenthood.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 28, 2014

Internship Puts Penn Student on Frontlines of Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

On June 18, Jelani Hayes, a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania boarded an early-morning bus to Albany, N.Y., with grass roots organizers from Voices of Community Activists & Leaders, VOCAL-New York, and others.

Homelessness Is on the Rise in Kensington

July 28, 2014

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on young people using injectable heroin.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

July 28, 2014

Peter Struck of the School of Arts & Sciences is pictured in front of a green screen as he records a MOOC on Greek mythology.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 28, 2014

Penn’s David Hewitt Helps Philadelphia Design Parks Agile Enough to Adapt

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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is rolling out a brand new approach to managing its green spaces and the University of Pennsylvania's David Hewitt is helping them do it.

On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.

Anything Goes in China’s Food System

July 24, 2014

John Yasuda of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited in an editorial about China and food-safety regulations.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Solving Mysteries Key to Next Generation of Computers

July 22, 2014

Charles Kane of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses a concept called braiding and Majorana particles.

For Rats, a Break from Stress Isn’t Worth the Relief

July 22, 2014

Seema Bhatnagar of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about habituation to a tough situation as a coping mechanism.

Article Source: Science News
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 24, 2014

Penn Student Jesús Pérez’s Challenging Feat Inspires Himself and Others

After training for months and then running the equivalent of nearly six marathons in six consecutive days in the Atacama Desert in Chile, University of Pennsylvania student Jesús Pérez now feels empowered to tackle any challenge he encounters.