School of Arts & Sciences

Mississippi Valley Archaeological Site Reveals Transition From Hunter-gatherer to Farming Cultures of Ancient Native Americans

June 19, 2015

Meg Kassabaum of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Museum is featured as the project director for the Smith Creek Archeological Project.

Article Source: TheAdvocate.com

Tough Tests for Teachers, With Questions of Bias

June 17, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited his collaborative report “Seven Trends: The Transformation of the Teaching Force.”

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Study: Trying Kids as Adults Can Reduce Recidivism

June 16, 2015

Charles Loeffler and doctoral candidate Ben Grunwald of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for studying how recidivism rates dropped when some youths were arrested and processed as adults.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Audio: How Teens Can Land Summer Jobs

June 16, 2015

Sara Heller of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about job opportunities for teenagers and about the life skills they can learn while working.

Imitation of Life?

June 13, 2015

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences and Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education share their opinions on Rachel Dolezal, a white woman posing as an African-American.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

The Forgotten History of How Bird Poop Cripples Power Lines

June 10, 2015

Etienne Benson of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the threat birds posed to the power grid in California in the 1920s.

Article Source: IEEE Spectrum
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2015

Penn Research Simplifies Recycling of Rare-earth Magnets

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastating process.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 16, 2015

Michael Platt Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Michael Platt has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 16th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 15, 2015

Sindhuri Nandhakumar Awarded Penn’s Sobti Family Fellowship

The Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that Penn alumna Sindhuri Nandhakumar is the recipient of the 2015-16 Sobti Family Fellowship.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 12, 2015

Penn’s Liliane Weissberg Named 2015-16 USC Shoah Foundation Teaching Fellow

Liliane Weissberg, a professor of German comparative literature in the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded the USC Shoah Foundation 2015-16 Rutman Teaching Fellowship.

The award is offered annually by the Spielberg Foundation to a Penn faculty member to teach about the Holocaust.