School of Arts & Sciences

Blacks, Latinos Worship in Changing Neighborhood

May 19, 2010

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses race relations in light of religion’s effect on neighborhood diversity.

Article Source: Associated Press

College Campuses Embrace Coed Dorm Rooms

May 18, 2010

Heather Love of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses gender-neutral student housing.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for genetic research conducted in Africa.

Dos Matemáticos Solucionan la Ecuación de Boltzmann, un Problema de 140 Años

May 18, 2010

Philip Gressman and Robert Strain of the School of Arts and Sciences solve a 140-year-old math equation.

Article Source: ABC.es (Madrid)

More Nurses Mean More Patients Live

May 11, 2010

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

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 18, 2010

Penn Faculty Senate Announces Leadership for 2010-11

PHILADELPHIA -- Robert C. Hornik will serve as chair of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate in 2010-11, succeeding Harvey Rubin.

Camille Charles has been named chair-elect.

A Little Neanderthal May Lurk in All of Us

May 17, 2010

Paul Schmidt of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses research suggesting human-Neanderthal cross-species mating.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Patterns: Lighter Load for Nurses May Aid Patients

May 10, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences says lighter patient loads would improve nursing care.

Article Source: New York Times

Close Encounters of the Prehistoric Kind

May 13, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses research findings on the Neandertal genome.

Article Source: Science

Should Districts Look Beyond Seniority When Laying Off Teachers?

May 12, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses teacher lay-off policies.

Article Source: Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press