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Data Shows African Population History

May 27, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: RedOrbit

Degrees of happiness

In Penn's intensive one-year master’s program in applied positive psychology, students learn how to “add to the tonnage of happiness in the world.”

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 May 26, 2010

Penn Researchers Add Genetic Data to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History

PHILADELPHIA –- Genetic researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have combined data from existing archaeological and linguistic studies of Africa with human genetic data to shed light on the demographic history of the continent from which all human activity emerged.

The study reveals not just a clearer picture of the continent’s history but also the importance of having independent lines of evidence in the interpretation of genetic and genomic data in the reconstruction of population histories.

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: Sports Illustrated
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 26, 2010

“Grinding Mouth, Wrinkle Eye”: Penn Graduate Student Describes New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur

PHILADELPHIA –- A team of paleontologists, including a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate, has described a new species of dinosaur based upon an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico. The new species, Jeyawati rugoculus, comes from rocks that preserve a swampy forest ecosystem that thrived near the shore of a vast inland sea 91 million years ago.

Craig Venter on Synthetic Life

May 25, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the ethical dilemmas involved in creating synthetic life.

Synthetic Genes ‘Boot Up’ Cell

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on Craig Venter’s creation of synthetic life.

First Lab-Created Organism Raises Ethical Questions

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Finds Friends in China's Education

May 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Wharton School’s mission in conjunction with the economy and Penn’s goals of sustainability.

Article Source: China Daily
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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.