School of Arts & Sciences

Nanotechnology Institute Awards Funding Company/University Partnerships

September 14, 2010

Arjun Yodh of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on liquid crystal displays.

Nanoparticles for Molecular Imaging

September 7, 2010

Andrew Tsourkas of the School of Engineering and Applied Science authors an op-ed on molecular imaging.

Article Source: www.Azonano.com

Health Industry Power Brokers

September 13, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses nurse shortages.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Charioteer Was in the Chips

September 13, 2010

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the salary of a charioteer in ancient Rome.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 8, 2010

Why the Biological Clock? Penn Study Says Aging Reduces Centromere Cohesion, Disrupts Reproduction

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania biologists studying human reproduction have identified what is likely the major contributing factor to the maternal age-associated increase in aneuploidy, the term for an abnormal number of chromosomes during reproductive cell division.

L'american Dream d'une Société de Propriétaires est Mort

September 3, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of economics in the U.S.

Article Source: L’Echo (Brussels)

Running Jogs the Academic Mind

August 29, 2010

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Law School is cited for her book “The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America,” and says running helps jump start the mind.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2010

Moonstruck Primates: Owl Monkeys Need Moonlight as Much as a Biological Clock for Nocturnal Activity

PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.

Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News
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Hurricane Earl and the Outer Banks

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus ISDN line. 

 

Expert:

            Dr. Benjamin Horton

            Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science