School of Arts & Sciences

Archbishop Tutu's DNA Helps Show African Diversity

February 18, 2010
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on researchers’ study of African DNA.
Article Source: Associated Press

Art Exhibit on Rape Opens on Univ. of Penn Campus

February 18, 2010
Penn’s "This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me" art exhibit is featured.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Pa. Gets $130M in Broadband Funds

February 18, 2010
Penn’s is among institutions participating in the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research initiative.

Indian Govt Funds US Research on Migration

February 18, 2010
The Center for the Advanced Study of India receives a $2 million gift from the Indian government.
Article Source: Rediff News (India)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 17, 2010

Scientists Decode Genomes of Five Africans, Including Archbishop Tutu

February 17, 2010
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses gene mapping in Africa.
Article Source: New York Times

African Genomes Sequenced

February 17, 2010
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses scientists’ genetic sequencing of populations in Africa.
Article Source: The Scientist

Scientists Rule: King Tut Felled by Malaria and Broken Leg

February 16, 2010
David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum discusses new findings related to King Tut’s cause of death, and the Museum is cited for its exhibit on the ruler.
Article Source: USA Today

Audio: The Presidential Commission on Birth, Death and the Meaning of Life

February 16, 2010
President Amy Gutmann’s works are profiled as her selection by President Obama to chair a federal bioethics panel is discussed.
Article Source: Reason Magazine
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 15, 2010

Building Fit Minds Under Stress: Penn Neuroscientists Examine the Protective Effects of Mindfulness Training

PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania-led study in which training was provided to a high-stress U.S. military group preparing for deployment to Iraq has demonstrated a positive link between mindfulness training, or MT, and improvements in mood and working memory. Mindfulness is the ability to be aware and attentive of the present moment without emotional reactivity or volatility.