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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2015

After the Higgs: Penn Gears Up for New Physics Discoveries at CERN

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After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished

by Sarah Welsh

After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished

Netanyahu’s Victory and Israel’s Future

March 27, 2015

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about politics in Israel.

Article Source: E-International Relations
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 9, 2015

On the Road, Penn Senior Examines Environmental-Economic Conflict

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An interest in journalism led senior Brennan Cusack of Santa Barbara, Calif., on a road trip focused on examining cases of environmental-economic conflict.

By Julie McWilliams

Aspiring journalist Brennan Cusack set off on a solo cross-country trek last summer to get an insider’s look and to research four instances where environmental and economic interests were at odds.

Video: Arrest of Philadelphia Woman Is the Latest in Trend of Homegrown Terrorists

April 3, 2015

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about the arrest of Keonna Thomas, a Philadelphia woman accused

Article Source: WXTF-TV (Philadelphia)

Born Red

April 6, 2015

Yang Guobin of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted.

Article Source: New Yorker
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 6, 2015

Penn, Johns Hopkins and UCSB Research: Differences in Neural Activity Change Learning Rate

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A new study suggests that recruiting unnecessary parts of the brain for a given task, akin to over-thinking the problem, plays a critical role in the difference between people who pick up a new skill faster or slower.

Why do some people learn a new skill right away, while others only gradually improve? Whatever else may be different about their lives, something must be happening in their brains that captures this variation.

Carbon Capture

April 6, 2015

Daniel Janzen of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his conservation work in Costa Rica.

Article Source: New Yorker

Audio: Is There a Criminal Brain? And Can It Be Modified?

April 2, 2015

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine talks about his latest research o

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 1, 2015

Penn Professor Grant Frame Receives $250,000 NEH Grant for Humanities Project

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Grant Frame, University of Pennsylvania associate professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations, a two-year $250,000 grant for his Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period Project. The award brings to nearly $950,000 the total NEH grants Frame has received for the RINAP Project since 2008.

Revolving Door of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

March 30, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about teache

Article Source: National Public Radio