School of Arts & Sciences

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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

You Want Compromise? Sure You Do

August 13, 2011

Diana Mutz of the School of Arts and Sciences says “political activism is much easier when you’re surrounded by like-minded others.”

Article Source: New York Times

‘I Yield My Time to the Gentleman From Stratford-Upon-Avon’

August 12, 2011

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for his approach to poetry.

Article Source: New York Times Magazine
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Riots in the U.K.: Crime

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite

uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus ISDN line.

 

Expert:

Dr. John MacDonald

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Criminology

University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials: