School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: Syria’s Ancient Heritage Sites Constantly Under Threat

December 8, 2014

Salam Al Kuntar of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted on this article about work being done in Syria by Penn’s Cultural Heritage Center.

Article Source: NPR News, WBUR Boston

The Unexpected Threat to Super Bowl XLIX

December 9, 2014

Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School and Howard Kunreuther of the School of Arts & Sciences wrote this article about terrorism legislation that may hold up the Super Bowl.

Article Source: Bloomberg Business Week
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151January 5, 2015

Comedy and Learning Can Go Hand-in-hand at Penn

For the all-female musical sketch comedy group, Bloomers, making people laugh is another benefit of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Student Named Rhodes Scholar

December 8, 2014

Rutendo Chigora, student in the School of Arts & Sciences, is named a Rhodes scholar.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460December 8, 2014

Penn Senior Rutendo Chigora Awarded non-U.S. Rhodes Scholarship

Rutendo Chigora, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, has been named one of Zimbabwe’s two recipients of a Rhodes Scholarship which will fund two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. At Oxford, Chigora will pursue a master's degree in public policy.

Penn Study: Summer Jobs Seem to Lower Teens’ Violent Crime Rate

December 5, 2014

Sara Heller of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for a study on the relationship between teenagers who hold

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

December 4, 2014

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for her approach to teaching students grit.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820December 3, 2014

Researchers at Penn Explore Impact of Race, Poverty and Change in America

“Race, Poverty and Change in America” brings together experts to explore America's pursuit of civil and equal rights in the midst of unemployment, high levels of incarceration, low-quality education and neighborhood blight.

The University of Pennsylvania will host “Race, Poverty and Change in America: The Persistent Dilemmas of Equity and Equality” Dec. 4-5 in the Fitts Auditorium of Penn’s Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820December 4, 2014

Penn Researcher Finds Summer Jobs Decrease Youth Violence and Crime

Providing disadvantaged urban adolescents with summer jobs decreases youth violence, according to a new study from Sara Heller, an assistant professor of criminology at Penn's School of Arts & Sciences.

Arrests for violence committed by disadvantaged urban adolescents decrease by as much as 43 percent when the young people have summer jobs, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Cosby: We’ve Reached a Tipping Point – So What’s Next?

November 24, 2014

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bil

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