School of Arts & Sciences

Demonstrating to Young Minds the Possibilities of Physics

September 26, 2014

Larry Gladney of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for visiting a local high school for a physics demons

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

My Dad, the Psychodramatist

September 26, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about his new book abou

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Penn Professor Daniel Gillion Receives APSA Best Book Award

Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor of political science, has won the American Political Science Association Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section’s 2014 Best Book Award for The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy.

Will Cancer-sniffing Dogs Lose Their Jobs to a Machine?

September 24, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and A.T.

Article Source: PBS Newshour

Enslavement’s Shadow

September 22, 2014

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about “Yard No. 4.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Why Resistance Remains Among Black Democrats for Gay Marriage

September 24, 2014

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses her thoughts on black Democrats, black culture and same-se

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 214-573-8151September 24, 2014

Elvis Is in the House – Penn’s Harrison College House

As the dean of Harrison College House at the University of Pennsylvania, Frank Pellicone is well known, but it’s his dog, Elvis, who is the big star in the building.

“He’s a bit of a character and people come to look for him,” says Pellicone.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

Penn Chemists Observe Key Reaction for Producing ‘Atmosphere’s Detergent’

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Understanding exactly how this reaction proceeds is critical for predicting how the atmosphere will respond to environmental changes, but it occurs so quickly that all of the molecules involved haven’t been measured in the wild.

Earth’s atmosphere is a complicated dance of molecules. The chemical output of plants, animals and human industry rise into the air and pair off in sequences of chemical reactions. Such processes help maintain the atmosphere’s chemical balance; for example, some break down pollutants emitted from the burning of fossil fuels.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

As a Citation Laureate, Penn Physicist Charles Kane Contender for Nobel Prize

Charles Kane, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania ’s School of Arts & Sciences, is one of this year’s Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 23, 2014

GSWS and Alice Paul Center at Penn Announce New Director

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J. Hirschmann. She succeeds Christine Poggi, professor of history of art who led the program from 2011 to 2014.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J.