School of Arts & Sciences

Darwin Lives! Modern Humans Are Still Evolving

October 23, 2009
Douglas Ewbank of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Population Studies Center discusses the ongoing impact of Darwin’s theories of evolution.
Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

Penn Launches Web Site Tracking Research Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.

Soon, Drugs to Combat Insomnia’s After-Effects

October 22, 2009
Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his research on sleep deprivation and medications.
Article Source: BBC and Times of India
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2009

Penn Team Uses Self-Assembly to Make Tiny Particles With Patches of Charge


PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists, chemists and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel method for the controlled formation of patchy particles, using charged, self-assembling molecules that may one day serve as drug-delivery vehicles to combat disease and perhaps be used in small batteries that store and release charge.

Census Bureau: It's in Your Interest to Cooperate

October 20, 2009
Jack Nagel of the School of Arts and Sciences says participation in the census has political implications.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

New Teachers Get Wise Support

October 20, 2009
Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses teacher training.
Article Source: Kansas City Star

Field Study: Just How Relevant Is Political Science?

October 19, 2009
Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the field of political science.
Article Source: New York Times

The White House’s ‘Ironic’ Mao Moment? Glenn Beck Doesn’t Get It.

October 17, 2009
Arthur Waldron of the School of Arts and Sciences analyzes the White House communications director’s comments about Mao Zedong.
Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Prospect Research: The Secret Service

October 16, 2009
Marc Keller of Development authors an op-ed on donor-prospect research.
Article Source: Philanthropy Journal

Brain Science Starting to Impact Varied Fields

October 15, 2009
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on recent advances in neuroscience.
Article Source: Reuters