School of Arts & Sciences

Video: In Depth With Mary Frances Berry

September 7, 2014

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured about her advocacy work and books.

Article Source: C-SPAN

Video: Can Dogs Be Trained to Detect the Smell of Cancer?

September 6, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and A.T. Charlie Johnson of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss cancer detection.

Article Source: PBS NewsHour

Mayor of Latvian Capital: Putin Is ‘Best Thing Possible’ for Latvia

September 6, 2014

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Science shares his opinion about the Latvian capital’s mayor expressing his thoughts on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Article Source: Huffington Post

A Long Series of Uncertainties

September 3, 2014

Adam Goodman, a graduate student in the School of Arts & Sciences, sheds light on the migrant trail from Central America to the United States.

Article Source: The Nation
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 9, 2014

Penn Research Shows How Brain Can Tell Magnitude of Errors

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 5, 2014

New Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency Established for Penn Undergraduate

A new University of Pennsylvania writers residency program will offer an undergraduate from Penn’s writing community the time and space to hone his or her craft in the Pacific Northwest for a week during spring break.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 4, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Globalize Iceland’s Innovations in Renewable Energy

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This summer, University of Pennsylvania sophomore Elizabeth Dresselhaus of Boulder, Colo., studied renewable energy in Iceland, a country with vast reserves of geothermal energy and hydropower.

By Christina Cook

Dinosaur Nest Had 24 Hatchlings and a ‘Babysitter’

August 29, 2014

Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for analyzing a 120-million-year-old fossil of a possible dinosaur nest.

Article Source: CBS News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2014

Penn Study Demonstrates Wearable Sensors to Detect Firearm Use

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In a study, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, Charles Loeffler, an assistant professor of criminology at Penn, demonstrates the feasibility of using low-cost, wearable inertial sensors to detect firearm usage. The study demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings.

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 3, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Freedom to Innovate: The Global Spread of Fair Use’

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Over the past decade and a half, South Korea, Israel and Singapore have all adopted U.S.-style fair use. Today, a dozen additional countries are considering new fair use laws. Professor Decherney will discuss the potential impact of global fair use on technology, creativity and online debate.

WHO:             Peter Decherney

                      Professor of English and Cinema Studies