School of Arts & Sciences

The Best Nonfiction of 2011

December 17, 2011

Daniel Richter and Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences are highlighted for authoring books on the Wall Street Journal’s top 10 list for 2011.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Hope, Wariness Greet News of Kim Death

December 18, 2011

Frank Chance of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Planet of the Apes: Why We Hate Broccoli

December 19, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and Michael Campbell of the Perelman School are featured for their research on the bitterness gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Teachers Balk as St. Paul District’s ‘Managed Instruction’

December 15, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on “managed instruction” in classrooms.

Article Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Penn Helps Find Hints of Elusive Higgs Particle

December 13, 2011

Brig Williams, Joseph Kroll and Elliot Lipeles of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for finding hints of the Higgs particle.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Surprise is Actually a Bridge Between Belief & Emotions’

December 13, 2011

Barbara Mellers of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on what it means to be surprised.

Article Source: Times of India

Study: Middle-Class Students are Better at Asking for Academic Help

December 7, 2011

Doctoral candidate Jessica McCrory Calarco of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research about middle-class students who ask for more help from teachers than their working-class classmates.

Article Source: Education Week

Cash Cowed: Penn Students Find Giving $100,000 Away is Complicated Process

December 10, 2011

An urban studies undergraduate class is given an assignment to give away $100,000.

Article Source: “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio
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Dr. Rudra Sil

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania


• Co-Director of Penn’s Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business