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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 14, 2014

Brain’s Compass Relies on Geometric Relationships, Say Penn Researchers

The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass.

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

October 10, 2014

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the lack of quali

Article Source: Education Week

Support Our Troops in West Africa!

October 10, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the importance of

Article Source: Huffington Post

The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum

October 9, 2014

James Pawelski of the School or Arts & Sciences suggests how to experience more on a museum visit by slowing your p

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | | 215-898-1422October 10, 2014

Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage

Sophomore Benjamin Finkel from Jenkintown, Pa., spent the summer mapping the dialect of a region in central Italy, examining the effect of its history and geography.

By Christina Cook

Majority of Americans Want Flights Banned From Ebola Countries: Survey

October 9, 2014

John Lapinksi of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on Americans being surveyed on their knowledge of Ebola and

Article Source: NBC News (Philadelphia)

‘Grit’ Might Be More Important Than IQ. Now Schools Need to Learn to Teach It.

October 9, 2014

David Meketon of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on how grit applies across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Article Source: Vox
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658October 9, 2014

Penn to Host 2014 Peace Science Society (International) Conference

The University of Pennsylvania’s Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, Perry World House and School of Arts & Sciences will host the annual conference of the Peace Science Society (International) Oct. 10-11.

Clever Clams and Algae Show How Best to Harvest Light

October 7, 2014

Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about researching clams and living iridescent cells.

Article Source: New Scientist
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 8, 2014

Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research

School of Social Policy & Practice professor Susan B. Sorenson, along with two alumnae, analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners and published an article in the American Journal of Public Health.

To help policymakers understand the terror and risks experienced by victims of domestic abuse, a University of Pennsylvania professor has analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners.