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Flotilla Assault Puts U.S. on Spot

June 2, 2010

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the recent attacks in Israel.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Power of a Positive Thinker

May 30, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the strength of positive psychology.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Knowing the Enemy, One Avatar at a Time

May 30, 2010

Barry Silverman of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the advantages of virtual villages.

Article Source: Boston Globe

'West Wing Week' Videos: A Not-Quite-Viral Web Stroll Through Obama's Week

June 1, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center analyzes "West Wing Week," a new series of video diaries by the White House.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 24, 2010

Penn Professor Richard Beeman’s “Plain Honest Men” Wins 2010 George Washington Book Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania History Professor Richard Beeman has been awarded the 2010 George Washington Book Prize for “Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution.” 

The award, which honors the most important new book about America’s founding era, comes with a $50,000 prize, the nation’s largest literary award for early American history.  The book was a finalist from among 62 nominees.

Americans Are Seeing Fewer and Fewer Foreign Films

May 9, 2010

Bob Vitalis of the School of Arts and Sciences says foreign films can offer unique perspectives to American students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Artwork Helps Patients Cope

May 1, 2010

The Perelman Center’s art displays are featured.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Shanghai Is Trying to Untangle the Mangled English of Chinglish

May 2, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences says faulty translation software can be blamed for some botched Chinese-to-English translations found in Shanghai.

Article Source: New York Times

Farsi Fluency Sought, but Classes Must Fill in for Immersion Method

April 26, 2010

Pardis Minuchehr of the School of Arts and Sciences says few universities offer Farsi degrees.

Article Source: Washington Post