School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: Learning to Love February

February 9, 2010
David Thornburgh of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government provides motivational commentary.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Sperm Motility Secrets Revealed

February 4, 2010
Dejian Ren of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses sperm motility.
Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 4, 2010

2010 Thouron Award Winners Announced

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a recent Penn grad have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

The award winners are:

Medical Groups Assail Patenting of Human Genes

February 3, 2010
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the medical-patent system.
Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2010

National Academy of Sciences Honors Penn Psychologist Michael Kahana With Troland Research Award


PHILADELPHIA –- The National Academy of Sciences has honored Michael J. Kahana of the University of Pennsylvania and 16 other researchers with awards in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and psychology.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2010

Penn Biologists Determine MicroRNA Activity Is Suppressed in Mouse Ovum


PHILADELPHIA –- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying oocytes in mice, the immature egg cells necessary for sexual reproduction, have demonstrated an unusual behavior in microRNA, or miRNA, activity that may be the first event in reprogramming the differentiated oocyte into pluripotent blastomeres of the embryo. MicroRNAs are a member of the family of small RNAs, the so-called dark matter of the biological world.

Wake Up to American Jihadism

January 29, 2010
Bruce Newsome of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on jihadism in the United States.
Article Source: CBSNews.com

A Profusion of Prints

January 29, 2010
The Arthur Ross Gallery will exhibit the work of Miler Lagos during this year’s Philagrafika.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2010
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 28, 2010

In Penn Global Index of Think Tanks, Brookings Institution Best in the World

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania “Global Go To Think Tank Rankings” places the Brookings Institution first among more than 6,300 think tanks evaluated worldwide. The annual report places Chatham House first in a separate category for the best think tanks in the world outside the U.S.