School of Arts & Sciences

Job-Hunt Tip From the ‘30s: Make In-Person Connections

August 22, 2011

Walter Licht of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the history and impact of personal connections for job seekers.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Academic Job Market for Sociologists Had Rebounded, Associated Reports

August 20, 2011

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences is noted for reporting about the recovery in the academic job market for sociologists.

Art: University of Pennsylvania Exhibition Features American Art From Warner Collection

August 21, 2011

The Arthur Ross Gallery is highlighted for hosting the “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Extremely Stylish: The Zoot Suit

August 18, 2011

Kathy Peiss of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her latest book and popularity of the zoot suit.

Article Source: WNYC Radio (New York)

Audio: Scientists Crack the Physics of Coffee Rings

August 7, 2011

Arjun Yodh and student Peter Yunker of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss the “coffee ring effect.”

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 18, 2011

Penn Molecular Scientists Develop Color-Changing Stress Sensor

PHILADELPHIA — It is helpful — even life-saving — to have a warning sign before a structural system fails, but, when the system is only a few nanometers in size, having a sign that’s easy to read is a challenge.  Now, thanks to a clever bit of molecular design by University of Pennsylvania and Duke University bioengineers and chemists, such warning can come in the form of a simple color change.   

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2011

Penn Physicists Undo the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

PHILADELPHIA — A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has shown how to disrupt the “coffee ring effect” — the ring-shaped stain of particles left over after coffee drops evaporate —  by changing the particles' shape.  The discovery provides new tools for engineers to deposit uniform coatings. 

Public-School Losses Are Private Schools’ Gain

August 16, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on frequent movement of teachers between schools.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Barcodes Refocus Understanding of Ecosystems

August 16, 2011

Dan Janzen of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for studying genetic barcodes.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

The Cultural Evolution

August 8, 2011

Dalits research by Davesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Center for the Advanced Study of India is cited.

Article Source: Foreign Policy Magazine