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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

How to DoS a Federal Wiretap

November 17, 2009
Micah Sherr of Computer and Information Science discusses his research on anti-wiretap technology.
Article Source: Techworld

Toddlers Insensitive to Fear Go on to Commit Crimes

November 17, 2009
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Yu Gao of the School of Arts and Sciences co-author a study investigating criminal tendencies in children.
Article Source: NewScientist

'Fearless' 3-Year-Olds Might Be Tomorrow's Criminals

November 17, 2009
Yu Gao of the School of Arts and Sciences provides insight on early-childhood criminal tendencies.
Article Source: HealthDay News

The Dangers of Energy Pills

November 17, 2009
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says brain-enhancing drugs might soon complicate workplace ethics.
Article Source: Women’s Health