President Amy Gutmann chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which concludes a meeting on campus today. Anita Allen of Law also serves on the panel. (Penn Current)
Sarah Barringer Gordon of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Law School is cited for her book “The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America,” and says running helps jump start the mind.
Moonstruck Primates: Owl Monkeys Need Moonlight as Much as a Biological Clock for Nocturnal Activity
PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.
WHAT: The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.
Amidst the fieldwork and lab experiments of the Biology Department, Joshua Plotkin has lots of chalk on his fingers, and there are lots of reasons why. (Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine)
Steven Fluharty, senior vice provost for research, discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
PHILADELPHIA – Three acclaimed writers have been tapped to serve as Spring 2011 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House.
Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever will visit Penn’s campus Feb. 14-15, playwright Edward Albee March 21-22 and poetry critic Marjorie Perloff April 25-26 for evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers and writer-critics.