School of Arts & Sciences

Radio Coverage: Debate Over Ancient Artifacts Reaches Penn

November 3, 2009
Penn Museum plays host to a forum debating ownership of archeological findings.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Celebrating the Memoir -- Fiction's Day Is Done?

November 3, 2009
Kathryn Watterson of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the art of the memoir.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 2, 2009

There’s a Speed Limit to the Pace of Evolution, Penn Biologists Say


PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a theoretical model that informs the understanding of evolution and determines how quickly an organism will evolve using a catalogue of “evolutionary speed limits.” The model provides quantitative predictions for the speed of evolution on various “fitness landscapes,” the dynamic and varied conditions under which bacteria, viruses and even humans adapt.

'Adam' Premiere Lifts CSO Beyond Routine

October 31, 2009
James Primosch of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his work on "Songs for Adam," an original opera.
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Answers From the Admissions Dean of the University of Pennsylvania, Part 5

October 30, 2009
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions continues his Q&A with Times readers.
Article Source: New York Times

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