School of Arts & Sciences

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
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Tukufu Zuberi on ‘The Other African-Americans’

blurb: 
Dr. Zuberi will discuss the history of African-descent populations in Latin America and why the political center of Africans and the African Diaspora is shifting to Brazil, Colombia and other nations in Latin America.

WHO:            Tukufu Zuberi

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2014

Three Penn Researchers Awarded Sloan Fellowships

Three University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among this year’s Sloan Fellowship recipients. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them the next generation of scientific leaders.

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Assortive Mating and Income Inequality

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