School of Arts & Sciences

The Arab Uprisings: Now Comes the Hard Part

October 27, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Ennahda political party in Tunisia.

Article Source: National Public Radio

University of Pennsylvania Historian Joins Pulitzer Prize Board

October 26, 2011

Steven Hahn of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for joining the Pulitzer Prize board.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 27, 2011

Penn History Professor Steven Hahn Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board

PHILADELPHIA – Steven Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania has been elected to the 20-member Pulitzer Prize Board.  Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at Penn.

Hahn won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2004 for A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. The book also received the Bancroft Prize for Best Book in American History and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History given by the Organization of American Historians.

The Ethnic Health Advantage

October 6, 2011

Samuel Preston and graduate student Andrew Fenelon of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for demography research.

Article Source: Scientific American

Accurate Feedback Is Better for Students Than Bogus Praise

October 24, 2011

Young-Hoon Kim of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for research about accurate feedback for students.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 21, 2011
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 20, 2011

Inaugural Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on JFK’s Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes

WHO:             David Gibson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn to Celebrate ‘Quintessential’ Israeli Author

October 18, 2011

Nili Gold of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on honoring Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 18, 2011

Penn's Kelly Writers House Announces Spring 2012 Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Three acclaimed writers have been tapped to serve as Spring 2012 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House.

Performance artist Karen Finley will visit Penn’s campus Feb. 13-14, poet Ron Silliman March 19-20 and American postmodern novelist John Barth April 23-24 for evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers, aspiring writers and writer-critics.

The Anthrax Attacks: Biopreparedness Ten Years Later

October 15, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about Americans being prepared for a biological weapons attack.

Article Source: Politico