School of Arts & Sciences

Bill Cosby: We’ve Reached a Tipping Point – So What’s Next?

November 24, 2014

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bil

Article Source: TheRoot.com

Audio: Bill Cosby Rape Allegations: The Accusations and the Fallout

December 2, 2014

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about sexual assault allegations against come

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 11, 2014

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

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A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is turning kirigami, a related art form that allows the paper to be cut, into a technique that can be applied equally to structures on those vastly divergent length scales.

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket’s cargo bay.   

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 1, 2014

Penn Research Suggests That Men Have Accurate Perception of Women’s Sexual Interest, Overconfidence Is Not Adaptive

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A new study shows men are generally accurate when estimating a woman’s interest in sex, contradicting earlier theories that suggested overconfidence was preferable.

Overconfidence sounds like an inherently bad trait to have, but when it comes to natural selection, some evolutionary psychologists have suggested it could be advantageous in finding a mate.

Scientists Used Game Theory to Prove That Being Selfish Pays Off

December 26, 2014

Joshua Plotkin and postdoctoral researcher Alexander Stewart&nbsp

Polarizing Foods

November 26, 2014

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on food aversions.

Article Source: Slate.com

Obama’s Muted Ferguson Response Reflects His Limited Options

November 25, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses President Obama’s response to Ferguson.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: Dr. Camille Charles Talks Ferguson Fallout

November 25, 2014

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses developments in Ferguson, Mo., and race relations.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014

November 24, 2014

Larry Silver of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his comments on the late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch.

Article Source: Atlantic

King of Prussia Poised for Burst of Development

November 23, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the connection between traffic, housing values and worker

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer