School of Arts & Sciences

Haiti: Making Donations Count

January 21, 2010
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is cited for its donor-advisory services.

Higher Ed Moves to Front of the Class in PA

January 21, 2010
Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discusses Penn’s urban initiatives, and the University is credited with having “helped transform parts of their urban campus into vibrant retail centers.”
Article Source: Keystone Edge

El Rollo del ‘Árbol de la Sabiduría’

January 21, 2010
Miler Lagos discusses the opportunity to display his work at the Arthur Ross Gallery.
Article Source: Al Día (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 21, 2010

Language Structure Is Partly Determined by Social Structure, Says Penn Psychology Study

PHILADELPHIA –- Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis have released a new study on linguistic evolution that challenges the prominent hypothesis for why languages differ throughout the world.

The study argues that human languages may adapt more like biological organisms than previously thought and that the more common and popular the language, the simpler its construction to facilitate its survival.

Penn Gets $20 Million Gift From Alum

January 20, 2010
Penn receives a $20 million gift from alum and trustee George Weiss.
Article Source: Associated Press

George Weiss Gives Another $20M to His Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania

January 20, 2010
George Weiss donates $20 million to the University.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2010

Penn Biologists Explain How Organisms Can Tolerate Mutations, Yet Adapt and Survive Environmental Change

PHILADELPHIA –- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying the processes of evolution appear to have resolved a longstanding conundrum: How can organisms be robust against the effects of mutations yet simultaneously adaptable when the environment changes?

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Media Contact: | | January 19, 2010

Penn Receives $20 Million for University Professorships; Weiss Gift Will Create Four PIK Positions

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $20 million gift designated for faculty support from George A. Weiss, a Penn alum and trustee and chair of the Making History campaign, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

Broaden your Intellectual Horizons at UPenn

January 19, 2010
Dean Rebecca Bushnell of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dean Eric Furda of Admissions and Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science travel to India to promote the University.
Article Source: The Hindu (India)

Service Day Volunteers Paint W. Philadelphia School

January 19, 2010
Jared Barchus, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, participates in the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer