School of Arts & Sciences

A Call to Embrace Silos

February 26, 2014

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his new book, In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

A Clear-eyed Look at What Detroit Needs to Survive

February 23, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his interview with the Detroit Free Press and his book The Origins of the Urban Crisis.

Article Source: Forbes

How Colleges Are Finding Tomorrow’s Prodigies

February 23, 2014

Undergraduate Taha Tariq of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for being inspired by Kelly Writers’ House’s Al Filreis and his online poetry class to apply to Penn.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

A Gömböctől a marsi kavicsig

February 23, 2014

Research on river rocks by Douglas Jerolmack of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.

Article Source: Népszabadság (Hungary)

Sugrue: Trickle-down Urbanism Won’t Work in Detroit

February 23, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about “trickle-down urbanism” in Detroit.

Article Source: Detroit Free Press

Marathon Bombing Victim Builds on Her Recovery

February 20, 2014

Undergraduate Gillian Reny of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for her recovery after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Self-Assembling Flower Petals in Liquid Crystals Focus Light

March 1, 2014

Collaborative research from Randal Kamien of the School of Arts and Sciences and Kathleen Stebe and Shu Yang of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 19, 2014

Penn Prof Explores Black Genius Through the Lens of Jazz Great Bud Powell’s Life

In 1994 when Guthrie Ramsey completed his dissertation on legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell, he didn’t turn the thesis into a book manuscript right away.

Translating Philly-ese

February 19, 2014

William Labov and Josef Fruehwald of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their linguistic study of the Philadelphia dialect.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Surname Ganges Can Be Traced to Warship

February 15, 2014

David Barnes of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the history of the surname Ganges.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette