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‘Belief’ in Evolution? It May Be the Wrong Word

June 27, 2011

Mark Liberman and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on the use of the word belief.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 10, 2011

"An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art” to Be at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Aug. 13. 

An exploration of history through art, the traveling exhibition from Tuscaloosa, Ala., consists of paintings that chronicle the American experience from 1799 to 1971 in portraits, genre, still life and landscapes.

The Limits of Intelligence

July 1, 2011

Vijay Balasubramanian of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted.

Article Source: Scientific American

Studies Spy on a River’s Rage

June 14, 2011

Douglas Jerolmack and post-doctoral researcher Federico Falcini of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their work on the Mississippi flood.

Article Source: Nature

Is Happiness Overrated?

June 13, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on mental health and happiness.

Scientists Measure the Accuracy of a Racism Claim

June 13, 2011

Penn Museum is spotlighted for work analyzing the Morton Collection of human skulls.

Article Source: New York Times

Controversial Skull Study Gets a New Spin

June 14, 2011

Janet Monge of Penn Museum is interviewed about the Morton Collection of human skulls.

The Philadelphia Inquirer also featured a video prepared by the Office of University Communications.
http://www.philly.com/philly/video/BC991444743001.html

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Stephen Jay Gould Mismeasured Skulls in Racial Records Dispute

June 8, 2011

Penn Museum’s Morton Collection of human skulls is spotlighted.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045June 8, 2011

Morton Collection of Skulls at Center of Controversy

The scientific integrity of one 19th century Philadelphia scientist has been reaffirmed—but at the decided expense of a prominent late 20th century scientist who had discredited him.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.