School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane”

October 29, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses a Philadelphia child-abuse case.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 28, 2009

North Carolina Sea Levels Rising Three Times Faster Than in Previous 500 Years, Penn Study Says

 

PHILADELPHIA –- An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. Researchers found 20th-century sea-level rise to be three times higher than the rate of sea-level rise during the last 500 years. In addition, this jump appears to occur between 1879 and 1915, a time of industrial change that may provide a direct link to human-induced climate change.

The results appear in the current issue of the journal Geology.

Hitting the Road With the Bard

October 27, 2009
Cary Mazer of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of acting troupes.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Answers From the Admissions Dean of the University of Pennsylvania, Part 2

October 27, 2009
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions answers Times readers’ college-admissions questions.
Article Source: New York Times

African Genetic Diversity

October 27, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research on genetic diversity in Africa.
Article Source: ScienceNews

At Ur, Ritual Deaths That Were Anything but Serene

October 26, 2009
Richard Zettler and Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum discuss the Museum exhibit “Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery.”
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 26, 2009

Fighting Sleep, Penn Researchers Reverse the Cognitive Impairment Caused By Sleep Deprivation

PHILADELPHIA –- A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. Just as important, the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain.

Telltale Times? Try Poe

October 25, 2009
Thomas Devaney of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on Edgar Allen Poe.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

CSI, Iraq: Old Treasures' New Storyline

October 24, 2009
Janet Monge, Richard Zettler and student Samantha Cox of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum discuss the Museum exhibit “Iraq's Ancient Past.”
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

All Hail the Sacred Texts of Golf

October 24, 2009
Jeremy McInerney of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on the ancient Olympic games.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal