School of Arts & Sciences

Teaching Children How to Be Entrepreneurs

April 8, 2014

Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School is highlighted for helping teach middle-schoolers an entrepreneurship course at this sons’ school. Ulrich’s wife, Nancy Bentley of the School of Arts and Sciences, is also quoted.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Young Teachers Stick Around, Bringing Tech Savvy

April 7, 2014

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for researching teacher experience levels.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 7, 2014

Penn Researcher Finds Mortality Risks of Being Overweight or Obese Are Underestimated

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. His study, “Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of The Mortality Risks of Obesity,” was published in the March issue of the open-access journal Population Health Metrics.

The STEM Enrollment Boom

April 7, 2014

A report by Jerry A. Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences presents new findings on students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Obamacare: Mend It, Don’t End It

April 3, 2014

John DiIulio of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 2, 2014

Strain-specific Lyme Disease Immunity Lasts for Years, Penn Research Finds

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A new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania shows that humans appear to develop immunity against specific strains of the Lyme disease that can last six to nine years.

Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected.

America’s Neglected Financial Children

March 28, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a commentary on an IMF reform package.

Article Source: Project Syndicate

India Sits on the Fence Over Sri Lanka

March 28, 2014

E. Sridharan of the Institute for the Advanced Study of India in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on India’s sensitivity about Sri Lanka’s handling of insurgency.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 28, 2014

Penn Students to Host Philadelphia Middle Schoolers for ‘Science Day’ April 3

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences is hosting “Science Day: From Microbes to Mountains," on April 3 from 4-7 p.m.

WHO:             Students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Rising Sons, a Philadelphia nonprofit

Russia’s Power Media Bubble

March 19, 2014

Kevin M. F. Platt of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about Russia’s media.

Article Source: Huffington Post