School of Arts & Sciences

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 29, 2010

Penn Biologists Say Species Accumulate on Earth at Slower Rates Than in the Past

PHILADELPHIA –- Computational biologists at the University of Pennsylvania say that species are still accumulating on Earth but at a slower rate than in the past.

'I'm Under Attack,' Georgia Bishop Accused of Sexual Misconduct Tells Church

September 26, 2010

Anthea Butler of the School of Art and Sciences discusses a sex scandal at a Georgia megachurch.

Article Source: Washington Post

Sex Allegations Against Bishop Eddie Long Roil Black Church Community

September 26, 2010

Anthea Butler of the School of Art and Sciences comments on the Bishop Long scandal.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 September 27, 2010

Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment

PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.

“Vacant Property Reclamation Through Strategic Investment in Eastern North Philadelphia, 1998-2010“ documents the work of a nonprofit organization in implementing an investment strategy for a section of Philadelphia.  

After Nightfall, a Trip Through Time

September 24, 2010

Penn Museum’s “40 Winks With the Sphinx” is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Kelly Writers House a Yummy Place

September 23, 2010

Kelly Writers House is spotlighted for its newly renovated kitchen and for the contributions KWH makes to campus and community life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Teacher Power: A Promising Experiment at a Newark School

September 10, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on teacher-turnover rates.

Article Source: Newark Star-Ledger

Moving Forward: Thanks for Your Gratitude

September 17, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited as father of the positive psychology movement.

Article Source: Jerusalem Post

Donation Brings Hope to Coconut Creek-Based Nonprofit

September 18, 2010

Brittany Young, student in the School of Arts and Sciences, is featured for creating A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing fresh water to schools in Africa.

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.