School of Arts & Sciences

10 Women

February 11, 2010
President Amy Gutmann is lauded for spearheading University initiatives.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Pixable Launches Photo Mosaics Tool

February 11, 2010
Penn students help test new photo-mosaics software.
Article Source: New York Times

Retirees: College Courses for the Taking

February 10, 2010
Penn’s senior auditing program is cited.
Article Source: SmartMoney

Audio: Learning to Love February

February 9, 2010
David Thornburgh of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government provides motivational commentary.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Dealing With a Difficult Adviser

February 9, 2010
Julie Miller Vick of Career Services authors an op-ed on academic advisers, featuring insight from Associate Ombudsman Michele Goldfarb.
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 4, 2010

2010 Thouron Award Winners Announced

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a recent Penn grad have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

The award winners are:

Sperm Motility Secrets Revealed

February 4, 2010
Dejian Ren of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses sperm motility.
Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604February 3, 2010

National Academy of Sciences Honors Penn Psychologist Michael Kahana With Troland Research Award

PHILADELPHIA –- The National Academy of Sciences has honored Michael J. Kahana of the University of Pennsylvania and 16 other researchers with awards in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and psychology.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604February 3, 2010

Penn Biologists Determine MicroRNA Activity Is Suppressed in Mouse Ovum

PHILADELPHIA –- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying oocytes in mice, the immature egg cells necessary for sexual reproduction, have demonstrated an unusual behavior in microRNA, or miRNA, activity that may be the first event in reprogramming the differentiated oocyte into pluripotent blastomeres of the embryo. MicroRNAs are a member of the family of small RNAs, the so-called dark matter of the biological world.

Medical Groups Assail Patenting of Human Genes

February 3, 2010
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the medical-patent system.
Article Source: USA Today