School of Arts & Sciences

PhillyDeals: Conservatives Criticize Fed's Bid to Fight Unemployment

November 18, 2010

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study conducted on the Philadelphia Free Library system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Penn Research Indicates Light Bending by a Black Hole May Offer Proof of Extra Dimensions

     PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania report that a new test for measuring the ability of gravity to bend light seen from distant stars around large objects like black holes may offer proof of the existence of extra dimensions in the universe.           

Uncovering Ancient Brews, and Cures

November 11, 2010

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center, has discovered the “earliest chemical evidence of wine with organic medicinal additives.”

Article Source: Miller-McCune

The Wild Desire to Leave: On Soviet Jewry

November 12, 2010

Benjamin Nathans of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on Soviet Jewry.

Article Source: TheNation.com

Calorie Counting Is Not as Easy as You Think

November 9, 2010

A 1996 study led by Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited.

Article Source: MarketWatch

In Palestine, Occupational Hazards

November 7, 2010

Amy Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences shares experiences while researching Palestine and certain border restrictions.

South Street Bridge, Absent for 2 Years, Reopens

November 7, 2010

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on the re-opening of the South Street Bridge.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania Election Results

November 5, 2010

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the midterm election.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Museum Sweeps ici Mobile App Award Competition

November 3, 2010

A mobile app that supports arts and culture, which was developed by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, wins an award valued at $50,000.

Article Source: San Francisco Chronicle

New Meaning of Dream College

November 2, 2010

Freshman Aliyyah Camp of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about her experiences being a Penn student.

Article Source: Seventeen.com