School of Arts & Sciences

Presidents of Penn and Emory Will Lead Obama's New Bioethics Panel

November 24, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is named chair of the Obama administration’s new bioethics panel.

Obama Names Chairs of New Bioethics Panel

November 24, 2009
President Amy Gutmann will chair new federal bioethics panel.
Article Source: ScienceInsider

Artifacts Shed Light on the Common Maya

November 23, 2009
Elin Danien and Simon Martin of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences are cited as curators of "Painted Metaphors,” a Museum exhibit on Mayan art and culture.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Progress Lagging on President's House Project

November 22, 2009
Michael Zuckerman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses progress on the President's House memorial.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 19, 2009

Inaugural Group of Penn Eco-Reps Seeks to Educate, Change Residents’ Eco-Behavior at Three College Houses

PHILADELPHIA –- A contingent of University of Pennsylvania students who live in three residence halls and one fraternity house has volunteered to become Eco-Reps, peer-to-peer educators in a program designed to spread awareness among students of sustainability and of Penn’s Climate Action Plan commitments.

Play It Again, Piano Man

November 18, 2009
David Grazian of the School of Arts and Sciences says piano bars are enjoying renewed popularity.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Historically Black Colleges and Universities in a Time of Economic Crisis

November 18, 2009
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education says historically black colleges have been hit especially hard during the recession.
Article Source: Academe

Black Power Has Arrived -- With Some New Challenges

November 18, 2009
Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses African-American advancement.
Article Source: Associated Press

Democracy's War Problem

November 18, 2009
Bruce Newsome of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed exploring democratic nations’ propensity for engaging in military stalemates.
Article Source: Baltimore Sun

City Trying to Make Sense of Brutal Gang Rape

November 18, 2009
Peggy Reeves Sanday of the School of Arts and Sciences offers insight into the crowd mentality that can lead to gang rape.
Article Source: Associated Press