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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604April 26, 2011

Penn Research Demonstrates Motivation Plays a Critical Role in Determining IQ Test Scores

PHILADELPHIA — New psychology research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a correlation between a test-taker’s motivation and performance on an IQ test and, more important, between that performance and a person’s future success.  

Angela Lee Duckworth, an assistant professor of psychology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, led the research, which involved two related studies.

Video: Taking the Mound at Citizens bank Park on Science Day: Philliebot

April 19, 2011

Philliebot, the pitching robot built by the GRASP laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820April 18, 2011

Three Penn GSE Profs Lead Panel Discussion in “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!”

PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 18, 2011

Online Poetry Magazine Jacket Has New Home at Penn, Revamped as Jacket2

PHILADELPHIA – One of the world’s earliest online poetry and poetics magazines, Jacket, which ceased publication last year, now has a new home at the University of Pennsylvania and a new name, Jacket2. 

When Jacket was first published in 1997, the Guardian hailed “Jacket” as “the prince of online poetry magazines.”

Across disciplines

Law Dean Michael Fitts explains that cross-disciplinary legal education is important because “great lawyers must have skills and insights in the various fields in which their clients operate.” (Penn Law: Our News & Stories)

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 15, 2011

Blending Learning: Technology Helps Facilitate the Face-to-Face Experience

March 14, 2011

Andrew Atzert of the Wharton School comments on the blending of face-to-face and technological components in online learning.

Article Source: Financial Times

Black Colleges’ Success in STEM

March 8, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on the role of STEM at historically black colleges and universities.

Thoughtcrime? The Ethics of Neuroscience and Criminality

February 28, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his research on neurocriminology.

Article Source: Ars Technica

Lincoln’s Secret Killer?

February 28, 2011

Reed Pyeritz of the School of Medicine discusses research about Abraham Lincoln and a rare genetic disorder.

Article Source: National Geographic