School of Arts & Sciences

Stalled on the Job Front

August 6, 2011

Petra Todd of the School of Arts and Sciences answers questions about the job market.

Article Source: Philly.com

Why Mubarak’s Trial Could Mean the End of Egypt’s Youth Revolution

August 5, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on Hosni Mubarak’s trial and the impact on the Egyptian revolution.

Article Source: New Republic

Theater Talkback: Is It Fair to Jeer?

August 4, 2011

David Fox of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on the idea of booing at the opera.

Article Source: New York Times

9 Ways to Be More Optimistic

August 2, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his study featuring the “Three Good Things” exercise.

Article Source: WomansDay.com

The Puzzle of Plant-Pollinator Interactions

July 28, 2011

Doctoral student Daniel Song of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about how plants and pollinators form interaction networks.

Article Source: New York Times

Would-be Graduate Students Face Longer, Revised GRE With New Question Types, Different Scoring

July 28, 2011

Ralph Rosen of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on admission committees interpreting the new GRE scoring system.

Article Source: Washington Post

9/11 Revealed the Benefits of Psychology Are Limited, Review Finds

July 29, 2011

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences notes that intelligence agencies employ scientists to try to predict the behavior of foreign leaders and terrorists, and that their track record has been mixed.

Article Source: New York Times

Tour Will Highlight Black Unemployment

July 29, 2011

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences says that, while the African- American community likes President Obama, she has noticed more black frustration with him over unemployment.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 29, 2011

Penn Chemists Make First Molecular Binding Measurement of Radon

PHILADELPHIA — Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 25, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Graft Olfactory Receptors onto Nanotubes

PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.

Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.