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Al-Jazira met le prix fort pour relancer sa conquête des Etats-Unis

January 4, 2013

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the recent acquisition of Current TV by Al-Jazeera.

Article Source: Le Monde
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 14, 2013

After Six Decades, Penn Archaeologists Carry on a Tradition of Research and Discovery in Turkey

In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology sent scholars to a site in central Turkey, about 50 miles southwest of Ankara. There they began an effort to uncover — literally and figuratively — details about the societies and cultures of the people who lived there hundreds to thousands of years before.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2013

Obama’s Big Egypt Test: Sinai

January 7, 2013

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed as part of a series of policy proposals titled, “Obama and the Middle East: Act Two.”

Article Source: The Atlantic

The Fear of the Foreign

December 12, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about India’s lack of trust in its own institutions.

Article Source: Business Standard

US Colleges Pluck Britons as Fees Bite

December 16, 2012

Dean Eric J. Furda of Admissions comments on the rise in British applications to Penn.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 14, 2012

Penn Metamaterials Experts Show a Way to Reduce Electrons’ Effective Mass to Nearly Zero

PHILADELPHIA — The field of metamaterials involves augmenting materials with specially designed patterns, enabling those materials to manipulate electromagnetic waves and fields in previously impossible ways. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have come up with a theory for moving this phenomenon onto the quantum scale, laying out blueprints for materials where electrons have nearly zero effective mass.

Such materials could make for faster circuits with novel properties.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 13, 2012

Penn’s Robert Ghrist Will Teach Calculus Online to Tens of Thousands

PHILADELPHIA — Learning calculus is no easy feat. But beginning next month, the University of Pennsylvania’s Robert Ghrist will use a new, visually stimulating approach to engage tens of thousands of students in the task with a massive open online course, or MOOC, offered through Coursera’s online platform.

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December 10, 2012

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Our Language in Your Hands

December 3, 2012

Ph.D. student Miranda Weinberg from the Graduate School of Education is interviewed about language and education in Nepal.

Article Source: BBC