School of Arts & Sciences

Online Unloading

November 11, 2009
David Grazian of the School of Arts and Sciences says the Internet discourages inhibition.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

eProcurement: Think Globally, Spend Locally

November 11, 2009
Vice President Marie Witt of Business Services discusses Penn’s community-outreach efforts.
Article Source: Campus Technology

Your Kids Can’t Say No to Candy? Blame It on Their Brains

November 11, 2009
Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences says children’s brains are governed by impulse.
Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Senior Scholars Enjoy College Learning Stress-free

November 11, 2009
Daniel Richter, Jonathan Steinberg and Thomas Childers of the School of Arts and Sciences are included in a feature focused on the Senior Auditing Program of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 9, 2009

Yaga Venugopal Reddy to Give Annual Lecture of University of Pennsylvania Center for the Advanced Study of India

WHO: Yaga Venugopal Reddy, emeritus professor at the University of Hyderabad and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India

WHAT: “Regulating the Financial Sector: Indian Experience” as the Annual Lecture, part of the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series

WHERE: Duke of Windsor Suite, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., New York

WHEN: Nov. 12, 2009, 6-7:30pm

Debate Afghan War Goals, Then Select Strategy

November 7, 2009
Craig Martin of the Law School and Adnan Zulfiqar, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, co-author a piece on the war in Afghanistan.
Article Source: Japan Times

With Doctors in Short Supply, Responsibilities for Nurses May Expand

November 6, 2009
Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses patient satisfaction with the work of nurse practitioners.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604November 6, 2009

Penn Biologist Joshua Plotkin Awarded Packard Fellowship


PHILADELPHIA -- Joshua Plotkin, a biologist in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded an $875,000 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

Plotkin was one of 16 researchers chosen from 99 nominees from 50 universities. His research involves mapping genetic information in nature through the use of mathematical formulas.

Abu Dhabi Seal Reveals Ancient Past

November 5, 2009
Holly Pittman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her article discussing the unearthing of an ancient seal in Abu Dhabi.
Article Source: USA Today
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