School of Arts & Sciences

University of Pennsylvania Says Applications Up 17%

January 25, 2010
Penn receives a record number of applicants for the Class of 2014.


January 25, 2010
Gary Lupyan of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his book “Public Library of Science” as he discusses language migration.
Article Source: Economist

El Rollo del ‘Árbol de la Sabiduría’

January 21, 2010
Miler Lagos discusses the opportunity to display his work at the Arthur Ross Gallery.
Article Source: Al Día (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604January 21, 2010

Language Structure Is Partly Determined by Social Structure, Says Penn Psychology Study

PHILADELPHIA –- Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis have released a new study on linguistic evolution that challenges the prominent hypothesis for why languages differ throughout the world.

The study argues that human languages may adapt more like biological organisms than previously thought and that the more common and popular the language, the simpler its construction to facilitate its survival.

Univ. of Penn Receives $20M Gift From NY Businessman

January 21, 2010
Penn receives a $20 million donation toward faculty support from alum and trustee George Weiss.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Audio: Sea Level Rise Bad for DE Beaches

January 21, 2010
Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his sea-level research.
Article Source: WDEL-Radio (Wilmington)
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