School of Arts & Sciences

Recovery in Nepal

May 5, 2015

Prashant Jha of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal.

Article Source: New Yorker

A Philadelphia Story

May 4, 2015

A 2013 Center for the Advanced Study of India visiting fellow, Avijit Ghosh, recounts his time researching at the Penn Libraries’ South Asia Collection. 

Article Source: Times of India

Shades of Sensitivity

May 4, 2015

Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about levels of sensitivity.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604May 4, 2015

National Academy of Sciences Elects Penn Professor and Incoming Professor

Dorothy Cheney, a biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and Abraham Nitzan, a chemist who will join Penn’s faculty in July, have been elected members of the National Academy of Scien

Video: Nepal Struggles with Quake Response

April 29, 2015

CASI Spring Visiting Fellow Prashant Jha is interviewed about the Nepal earthquake.

Article Source: CNN
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Penn Professor Grant Frame Translates Royal Inscriptions of Neo-Assyrian Period

A love of murder mysteries that he picked up from his mother helped Grant Frame become adept at reading and comprehending the ancient language of Akkadian to translate the royal inscriptions of reigning Neo-Assyrian kings.

Riots Are Destructive, Dangerous, and Scary – but Can Lead to Serious Social Reforms

April 30, 2015

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “There’s a long memory of historical injustice – going back to

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Penn Senior Wins $100K to Build Clinic and School in His Ghana Village

April 30, 2015

Senior Shadrack Frimpong of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured as one of the 2015 recipients of a President’s Engagement Prize and for his plans to open a community clinic a

Article Source: USA Today

Study: Far Fewer New Teachers Are Leaving the Profession Than Previously Thought

April 30, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on his previous es

Article Source: Washington Post

University, Research Center Team Up to Take on Hepatitis B

April 30, 2015

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for partnering with the Baruch S.