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For Blacks, Progress in Happiness

September 14, 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School discuss their research on people’s happiness in various demographic categories.

Article Source: New York Times

Bioethics Commission

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)

Running Jogs the Academic Mind

August 29, 2010

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.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2010

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.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 2, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 2, 2010

In Penn Reading Project, Freshmen to Wade Into Year of Water With Examination of Toilet Taboos

 

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.

 

Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News

Chalkboard biologist

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)

Yale Labs Seeded by Stimulus Act Threatened by Program’s Demise

August 31, 2010

Steven Fluharty, senior vice provost for research, discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

First Tests for Stem Cell Therapy Are Near

August 29, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine comments on the possible impact of stem-cell transplantation therapy.

Article Source: Washington Post