Michele W. Berger
Science News Officer
Michele covers Anthropology, Criminology, Digital Humanities, Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Population Studies Center, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and the Penn Institute for Urban Research.
New Penn Study Links Moving More With Decreased Mortality
“Get up and move.”
Price Lab shows Penn’s increased focus on digital humanities
Four years ago, Penn launched a pilot initiative called the Digital Humanities Forum to generate interest in and buzz about new computational methods of humanities research on campus.
Raising Age of Majority Doesn’t Affect Teen Crime Rates, Penn Research Shows
In the criminal justice world, there’s an ongoing debate about whether to increase the age of majority, the point at which an adolescent can no longer be tried in the juvenile legal system and instead must be tried as an adult.
Penn Study: Machine Learning at Arraignments Can Cut Repeat Domestic Violence
In one large metropolitan area, arraignment decisions made with the assistance of machine learning cut new domestic violence incidents by half, leading to more than 1,000 fewer such post-arraignment arrests annually, according to new findings from the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Research: An FDA-approved Alzheimer’s Drug Could Help Smokers Quit
Despite several safe drug therapies available to help smokers quit, three-quarters report relapsing within six months of a quit attempt.
Machine learning can help prevent repeat domestic violence offenses
Richard Berk, a professor of criminology and statistics in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School, and Susan B.
Penn researchers repurpose Alzheimer’s drug to help tobacco smokers quit
In adjacent rooms at Penn’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA) in the Perelman School of Medicine, a man flips through a magazine, and a woman fiddles with her phone.
Penn Researchers Offer New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction
In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug curr
Penn Junior Tabeen Hossain Learns Eco-Lessons From Two European Leaders
By Niharika Gupta The summer before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania, Tabeen Hossain decided to take her academic journey in environmental science and policy abroad to Berlin and Rotterdam. In those two cities, she discovered the cultural aspects of sustainability, environmentalism and policymaking.