School of Arts & Sciences

O Christmas Cookies!

December 6, 2009
Don Yoder of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history behind holiday-cooking traditions.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia is Lagging in Immigrant Population

December 6, 2009
Michael Katz of the School of Arts and Sciences says a strong immigrant population is central to maintaining economic health.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Aid Gives Alternative to African Orphanages

December 5, 2009
Susan Watkins of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research and outreach work in Malawi.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 2, 2009

Sea Level Is Rising Along U.S. Atlantic Coast, According to Data Analysis by Penn Environmental Scientists

PHILADELPHIA –- An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast of the United States was 2 millimeters faster in the 20th century than at any time in the past 4,000 years.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 1, 2009

Penn Scientists Conduct Novel, 10,000-Year Study of Strata Compaction and Sea-Level Rise on English Coast

PHILADELPHIA –- Environmental scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Durham University have employed a novel combination of geological and model reconstructions of wetland environments during a 10,000-year period to address spatial variations in sea-level history and provide quantitative estimates of subsidence along the east coast of England.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 1, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Senior Joshua Bennett Wins United Kingdom’s Marshall Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania senior Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, New York has won a prestigious United Kingdom Government Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K. He is among 35 winners of the prestigious scholarship.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 1, 2009

Penn Professors Marie Gottschalk and Charlene Compher Win 2009-10 Fulbright Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA –- Marie Gottschalk and Charlene Compher of the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholarships.

Gottschalk, who researches the welfare state and mass incarceration in America, is professor of political science in the School of Arts and Sciences. She received a short-term grant to travel to Japan to lecture at the Nagoya American Studies Seminar for two weeks this past summer.

What's on Jim Fallon's Mind? A Family Secret That Has Been Murder to Figure Out

November 30, 2009
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his violent-behavior research.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Sustainability and the Student Body: U Penn Pioneers Resident Advisor Program

November 27, 2009
Penn’s Climate Action Plan and Eco-Rep program are lauded.
Article Source: Smartplanet

Penn and Emory Chiefs Will Advise Obama on Bioethics

November 25, 2009
President Amy Gutmann will chair a new bioethics panel that President Obama says will develop “recommendations through practical and policy-related analyses."
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed