School of Arts & Sciences

While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

August 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on the lack of objection to advances in biotechnology.

 

 

Article Source: Xconomy

Hillary and Obama Hugged it Out, For What it's Worth

August 14, 2014

Dick Polman of the School of Arts and Sciences is the author of this article about the political relationship between Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

Article Source: Newsworks

Zydeco Explored Through WXPN Project

August 14, 2014

Tsitsi Jaji of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on her upcoming lecture during the Zydeco Crossroads project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Weighing Ethics of Experimental Ebola Drug

August 11, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed on the ethics of using ZMapp to treat Ebola.

Article Source: Al Jazeera America

Video: Is Talk of ‘Magic Bullet’ Ebola Treatments Distracting From More Important Measures?

August 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences  is interviewed on experimental drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak.

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 13, 2014

Penn Senior Researches the Silence of Socrates in Plato’s Symposium

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University Scholar Donald Antenen, a senior and a classical studies major, spent the summer researching Plato's Symposium.

By Christina Cook

Audio: Dartmouth Physics Professor Working to Solve Mystery Key to Quantum Computing

August 11, 2014

Charles Kane of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the dance of a quasi-particle.

Article Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

Book That Links Genetic Variation, Race and Evolution Said to Misrepresent Science

August 11, 2014

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is critical of a new book linking genes, race and evolution.

Article Source: Scientific American

Penn Student's Chilean Adventure Was a Marathon One

August 10, 2014

School of Arts and Sciences student Jesús Pérez is spotlighted for his running journey in the Chilean desert. 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 8, 2014

Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

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For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone