With graceful eyelashes, long flaxen hair and serene expression, the "Beauty of Xiaohe" seems to have just softly fallen to sleep-yet she last closed her eyes nearly 4,000 years ago. She was found, and excavated, in 2003, one of hundreds of spectacularly preserved mummies buried in the harsh desert sands of the vast Tarim Basin, in the Far Western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.
School of Arts & Sciences
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Gaza flotilla incident.
PHILADELPHIA –- Cognitive psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of California have shown that an image displayed too quickly to be seen by an observer can be detected if the participant first hears the name of the object.
John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences says public transportation encourages exercise.
Gillian Ritson, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, uses mutant fruit flies to study possible Alzheimer's treatments.
Dr. Richard Beeman
Professor of History
University of Pennsylvania
Credentials and topics:
Dr. Beeman has been awarded the 2010 George Washington Book Prize for his “Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution” overturns longstanding mythical perceptions of our Founding Fathers as "demi-gods."