School of Arts & Sciences

Optimism: Learn to Live on the Bright Side of Life

October 5, 2009
Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for his work in developing positive psychology and cited for his book, "Learned Optimism.”
Article Source: Courier-Post

Radio: “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane”

October 5, 2009
Joan DeJean of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her book, "The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual -- And the Modern Home Began."
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

College Sex Rule Unnecessary, Many Say

October 4, 2009
University of Pennsylvania juniors (from left) Cory Winkoff, Terry Kennedy, and Will Amling disagree with the Tufts sex policy.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Homeless Addicts' Fragile Lives

October 4, 2009
“Righteous Dopefiend,” s book by Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine, is reviewed.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ancient Ales at Penn Museum

October 2, 2009
Penn Museum hosts an exhibit focuses on re-creating age-old beers, featuring Patrick McGovern of the Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences who will sign his book, “Uncorking the Past.”
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

America the Secular? Not So Fast . . .

October 2, 2009
Christopher Nichols of the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for his book, "Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day,” as he discusses religion in America.
Article Source: Politics Daily

Empire State Building Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

October 1, 2009
Arthur Waldron of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a controversial American marking of the People’s Republic of China’s 60th anniversary.
Article Source: WNYW-TV (New York)

Radio: “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane”

September 30, 2009
Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the unveiling of the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, in University City.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Eat Local Challenge Takes Over Univ. of Penn Classroom

September 30, 2009
Marie Witt of Business Services discusses Penn’s Eat Local Challenge.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Video: Homeless Addicts: Next Door, Worlds Away

September 28, 2009
Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine discusses his research with homeless addicts.
Article Source: Futrity.org