Research

The Secret Behind Mouse Marathoners

October 26, 2011

Tejvir Khurana of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for gene research.

Article Source: Discover
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 27, 2011

Penn History Professor Steven Hahn Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board

PHILADELPHIA – Steven Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania has been elected to the 20-member Pulitzer Prize Board.  Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at Penn.

Hahn won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2004 for A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. The book also received the Bancroft Prize for Best Book in American History and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History given by the Organization of American Historians.

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Media Contact: | | October 25, 2011

Raymond G. Perelman to Receive the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement

 

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will present prominent Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman with the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement, one of the University’s highest honors, at an Oct. 26 reception celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Ethnic Health Advantage

October 6, 2011

Samuel Preston and graduate student Andrew Fenelon of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for demography research.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 24, 2011

‘Hopes and Fears Revisited’

Write one of your hopes or fears onto a Post-It note, “sign” the note with your fingerprint and attach it to the wall.  That’s what two local artists want you to do.

Judy Gelles and Linda Brenner have unveiled “Hopes and Fears Revisited,” a new interactive, mixed-media art installation on display at the Annenberg School.  The official launch and opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., but Penn students, staff and faculty have already begun to post their hopes and fears.

Accurate Feedback Is Better for Students Than Bogus Praise

October 24, 2011

Young-Hoon Kim of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for research about accurate feedback for students.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Team Finds Success With Talk Therapy for Schizophrenics

October 24, 2011

Aaron Beck and Paul Grant of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for research conducted on talk therapy with schizophrenics.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Facebook’s Impact on Student Grades

October 21, 2011

How does Facebook activity affect a student’s grades? Reynol Junco, a professor at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, recently set out to determine exactly that.

Article Source: New York Times

The Divide in Your Nose

October 12, 2011

Minghong Ma of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research about the sense of smell.

Article Source: Discovery News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 20, 2011

Inaugural Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on JFK’s Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes

WHO:             David Gibson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania