School of Arts & Sciences

Can an Independent Kurdistan Reshape the Middle East?

July 29, 2014

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about EU recognition.

Article Source: Newsweek

Inspirational Tales of Economic Mobility

July 27, 2014

A book titled Defying All Odds, co-authored by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.

Article Source: Hindu BusinessLine
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 30, 2014

Penn Student Gains Foreign Diplomacy Experience as State Department e-Intern

Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 30, 2014

Penn Physics/Medicine Receives $2.8 Million Grant for Stroke Research

The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of Pennsylvania researchers a five-year, $2.8 million grant to further research on techniques for monitoring blood flow in the brain following strokes.

OKCupid, Say It Ain’t So!

July 29, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how social networks can undermine trust.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Land-shackled-I

July 20, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an article tackling India’s problem with land.

Article Source: Business Standard
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 29, 2014

Penn Alumnus, House Dean Chris Donovan Champions His Love of Cinema

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Chris Donovan is a Philadelphia native, a Penn alumnus and a movie buff. In addition to teaching literature and cinema at the School of Arts & Sciences, he's also the house dean at Gregory College House, where he runs its film culture program.

Back in 1992, when movie buff and native Philadelphian Chris Donovan earned his English degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he had little idea of how fortuitous the line “I’ll be back” from The Terminator would become.

Audio: Penn Physicists Probe Atomic Structure of Graphene, Computing’s Next Silicon

July 28, 2014

Charlie Johnson and Marija Drndic of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss measuring the performance of graphene while visualizing its atomic structure.

Audio: Parenting Rights, Child Supervision and the Law

July 28, 2014

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about the “criminalization of parenthood.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 28, 2014

Internship Puts Penn Student on Frontlines of Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

On June 18, Jelani Hayes, a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania boarded an early-morning bus to Albany, N.Y., with grass roots organizers from Voices of Community Activists & Leaders, VOCAL-New York, and others.