School of Arts & Sciences

10 Things Your School District Won't Tell You

September 1, 2009
Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences says teacher misassignment is widespread.
Article Source: SmartMoney

Radio Coverage: Spotlight Africa

August 30, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research on the African genome.
Article Source: KPFK Radio (Los Angeles)

Supporting Health Care Reform Is the Right Thing to Do

August 30, 2009
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed in support of health-care reform.
Article Source: Science Progress

Video Coverage: C.I.A. Interrogation Inquiry

August 27, 2009
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the CIA-interrogation inquiry.
Article Source: VOA News

Seeing Through the Transparency Myth

August 26, 2009
Cary Coglianese of the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on government transparency.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Couch Potato Was Born in Paris

August 26, 2009
Joan DeJean of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her book, “The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual — And the Modern Home Began,” as she discusses the modern home.
Article Source: New York Times

Video Coverage: Eminent Organic Chemists: The Human Side

August 24, 2009
Madeleine Joullié of the School of Arts and Sciences is among top chemists included in featured mini-biopics.
Article Source: American Chemical Society
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 14, 2009

Center for Neuroscience and Society Opens at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society, a cross-disciplinary endeavor to increase understanding of the impact of neuroscience on society through research and teaching and to encourage the responsible use of neuroscience for the benefit of humanity.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 5, 2009

Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Advances in Development Reverse Fertility Declines, Says Penn Collaborative Study

PHILADELPHIA – A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Università Bocconi in Milan have released a study that challenges one of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences: Human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance towards high levels of social and economic development.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 4, 2009

Penn Will Host First Neuroscience Boot Camp Aug. 6; News Media Welcome

PHILADELPHIA –- Psychologists, neuroscientists, legal scholars and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania are hosting Penn’s first Neuroscience Boot Camp, a nine-day seminar devoted to educating academics, legal and business professionals, economists, medical ethicists, policy makers, philosophers and writers on the impact of emerging neuroscience research and to foster an interdisciplinary effort to encourage responsible and ethical use of neuroscience for human benefit.