School of Arts & Sciences

My Crystal Ball Is Cloudy: The Historian as Public Intellectual

November 13, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about the historian as public intellectual.

Article Source: Booksandideas.net

11 Ways the 2014 Elections Will Impact Your Wallet

November 12, 2014

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on the impact of the 2014 elections.

Article Source: Wallethub.com

Brain-Sharpening Ice-Chewing Compulsion May Be a Vestige of Mammalian Evolution

November 11, 2014

Melissa Hunt of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for studying why people with iron deficiency often crave

Article Source: Nova Next, WHYY
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@gmail.com | 215-898-8721November 12, 2014

Penn 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices Announced

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University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

By Gina Bryan

University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

November 11, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book 

Article Source: Vox

It’s Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives

November 10, 2014

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the importance of transparen

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 28, 2014

Penn and Berkeley Researchers Find Path to New Kinds of Computers With Faster-switching Ferroelectrics

Ferroelectric materials, commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more, could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Catalonia Independence Vote

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

Dr. Brendan O'Leary Professor of Political Science

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. O’Leary is the author or editor of numerous publications including, Divided Nations and European Integration and Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders. He can discuss the background to the current impasse and similar secessionist referendums that have occurred elsewhere. 


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“This referendum is more like Kosovo’s than South Sudan’s, but it is also unlike both of them because it has not been preceded by violence, nor will it likely be followed by violence. It is a distinctive case in that the Constitutional Court has only itself to blame for its initial decision to block proposed amendments to Catalonia’s status. A critical component of Spain’s constitutional compromise after the death of Franco is now in ruins.”

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Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 24, 2014

Soccer-playing Student at Penn Scores Goals With a Global Impact

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Khadija Tarver, a junior majoring in environmental studies, plays center back for the Penn Women's Soccer Club and is making an impact in places like San Juan Guatemala, where she spent 10 weeks as an intern at a non-profit organization.

Khadija Tarver is making an interdisciplinary impact – on the soccer field, on the environment and through improved global commerce in nations like Guatemala.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 31, 2014

Socially Conscious Penn Senior Set to Begin ‘Impactful Career’

When Afnaan Moharram finishes her studies at the University of Pennsylvania in December, she wants to combine for-profit work with social change, and, if she can’t find a socially conscience business where she can do that, she wants to eventually start one.