School of Arts & Sciences

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2010

Penn Biologists Explain How Organisms Can Tolerate Mutations, Yet Adapt and Survive Environmental Change

PHILADELPHIA –- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying the processes of evolution appear to have resolved a longstanding conundrum: How can organisms be robust against the effects of mutations yet simultaneously adaptable when the environment changes?

Penn Gets $20 Million Gift From Alum

January 20, 2010
Penn receives a $20 million gift from alum and trustee George Weiss.
Article Source: Associated Press

George Weiss Gives Another $20M to His Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania

January 20, 2010
George Weiss donates $20 million to the University.
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact: | | January 19, 2010

Penn Receives $20 Million for University Professorships; Weiss Gift Will Create Four PIK Positions

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $20 million gift designated for faculty support from George A. Weiss, a Penn alum and trustee and chair of the Making History campaign, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

Broaden your Intellectual Horizons at UPenn

January 19, 2010
Dean Rebecca Bushnell of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dean Eric Furda of Admissions and Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science travel to India to promote the University.
Article Source: The Hindu (India)

Service Day Volunteers Paint W. Philadelphia School

January 19, 2010
Jared Barchus, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, participates in the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Three Cheers to University of Pennsylvania

January 19, 2010
Dean Rebecca Bushnell of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dean Eric Furda of Admissions and Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are pictured at an event in India.
Article Source: Times of India

Emotional Training Helps Kids Fight Depression

January 18, 2010
Jane Gillham of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Resiliency Program and John Kelly of the School of Medicine discuss the program’s efforts to encourage positive behavior in children.

"The Divine Comedy," Read Nonstop.

January 17, 2010
Victoria Kirkham of the School of Arts and Sciences presents her notes on poet Dante Alighieri.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Expansion in Mind, Colleges Snap Up Real Estate in Buyers' Markets

January 17, 2010
Paul Sehnert of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on asset acquisition by universities, and Penn is cited as “a pioneer among universities in the use of public-private partnerships to finance projects.”