School of Arts & Sciences

Waste Management: Run the Sheriff Out of Town

June 22, 2010

John Kromer of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discusses the Philadelphia sheriff’s Office.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly

Video: Satire Gets a Tough Reception in Pakistan

June 21, 2010

S. Nomanul Haq of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on issues surrounding a controversial Pakistani play, "Burqavaganza."

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn | 215-898-6460June 23, 2010

Nine from Penn Selected as American Council of Learned Societies 2010 Fellows and Grantees

PHILADELPHIA – Nine scholars from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded American Council of Learned Societies fellowships and grants.

ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations.  Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."

Penn fellows and grantees are:

My, What Scary Eyes You Have

June 21, 2010

Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs of the School of Arts and Sciences lead a decades-long research study on caterpillars that have developed fake eyes as a defense mechanism.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Is There a Nurse in the House?

June 18, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on nurse-patient care ratio.

Article Source: New York Times

Israel Could Benefit From Hamas

June 17, 2010

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the Israeli-Hamas conflict.

Article Source: Forbes

Is Opposition to Pot-Smoking Really Just Fear of Sex?

June 17, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on the correlation between sexual attitudes and drug use.

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2010

Penn Physicists Honored With 2010 Europhysics Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.

Slideshow: A Collection of False Peepers

June 14, 2010

Daniel Janzen of the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for his photographic research of insects’ scare tactics.

Article Source: Science

This Week in Willpower

June 13, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences says new analysis calls into question the hypothesis that will power has a biological fuel.

Article Source: Psychology Today