School of Arts & Sciences

The Uses of Being Wrong

July 7, 2014

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book Expert Political Judgment.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 9, 2014

Penn to Lead $22.5 Million Project on Restoring Memory Loss

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Penn scientists and physicians will conduct fundamental research on the brain with the aim of developing "neuroprosthetic" devices for treating memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 6, 2014

Penn Researchers: Consider the ‘Anticrystal’

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Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials.

For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make.

Facebook Study Sparks Soul-searching and Ethical Questions

June 30, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You are sending people whose emotional state you don’t know anything about communications that they might find disturbing.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jeanneleong1@gmail.com | 215-573-8151June 30, 2014

Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad

Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.
 

Female College Grads Still Earn Less Than Men

June 30, 2014

Janice Fanning Madden of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on factors that contribute to the pay gap between men and women with college degrees.

Article Source: Forbes.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 27, 2014

Penn Undergraduate Re-envisions Chicago Study of Urban Schools’ Built Environment

University of Pennsylvania student Ashlin Oglesby-Neal knows that reforming education policy and improving the internal dynamics of schools can be difficult, but that’s not stopping her from trying.

From MOOC to Shining MOOC

June 25, 2014

Erick Hyde of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for instructing an online Penn course titled, “Applying to U.S. Universities.”

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 26, 2014

PennSound Transforms How Poetry Is Taught the World Over

PennSound, a University of Pennsylvania-based online audio poetry website, is revolutionizing the way that educators teach poetry.