School of Arts & Sciences

Study: Sea-Level Rise Quickening Along East Coast

December 29, 2009
Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences and his sea-level research are featured, and he is pictured with SAS postdoctoral students Andrew Kemp and Simon Engelhart.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A Risk in Treatments Based on Race

December 28, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her genetics research in Africa.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Like Du Bois, UPenn Scholar Has Focused on Interdisciplinary Work

December 22, 2009
Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his work and role at Penn.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604December 21, 2009

Genetic Study Led by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell Clarifies African and African-American Ancestry

PHILADELPHIA –- People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-wide study of African and African-American ancestry released today.

No Attack on Iran

December 18, 2009
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses U.S.-Iran sanctions.
Article Source: Seattle Times

A Career Spent Finding Value

December 16, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is quoted in an obituary for Penn Charter Trustee Christopher Browne.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Manage Your Career

December 16, 2009
Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer Furlong of Career Services author an op-ed on CV’s and resumes and are cited for their book, “The Academic Job Search Handbook."
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422December 14, 2009

Penn Grad Sarah-Jane Littleford Named Rhodes Scholar


PHILADELPHIA –- Sarah-Jane Littleford, a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University in England.

Littleford, who is from Harare, Zimbabwe, was one of two Rhodes Scholars selected from that country. She learned of the honor today after an interview with the selection committee.

“I am delighted and humbled to have been selected as one of two Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholars for this year!” she said in an email this morning.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604December 14, 2009

Antidepressants May Change Personality, Leading to Reduced Depression, Says Penn Collaboration

PHILADELPHIA –- Examining data obtained from a University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University psychology study, researchers at these universities and Northwestern University have reported the first placebo-controlled evidence that antidepressant medications—particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs—can substantially change patients’ personalities. The personality changes also appeared to be linked to long-term improvements in mood.

Mentorship Program Empowers Asian-American Students at Penn

December 11, 2009
Penn's Pan-Asian American Community House program is featured.