Michele W. Berger
Science News Officer
Michele covers Anthropology, Criminology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, as well as the Annenberg School for Communication, the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Population Studies Center, and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.
Penn scholars distinguish presidential candidates by analyzing their words
The lead-up to U.S. presidential elections can be drawn out and jargon-filled, challenging voters to distinguish between what politicians say and what they actually mean.
Eye-tracking study from Penn linguist reveals inner workings of human mind
Though Florian Schwarz is a linguist, he pays a lot of attention to the twinkle in his research subjects’ eyes. That “twinkle” is the corneal reflection, or the spot where light reflects in the eye. The way it interacts with the pupil can teach scientists about the thought processes of the decision-makers they’re studying.
Penn Nursing students help new moms, newborns transition home
In 2015, mothers gave birth to more than 4,000 babies at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Penn Student Mathematician Participates in Eight-week NSF Research Program
Before last summer, Suneil Parimoo had never worked on partial differential equations. But that didn’t stop the University of Pennsylvania senior from spending eight weeks solving one such problem at a Math REU at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Penn philosopher sheds new light on robots, artificial intelligence
What role does a philosopher play in building robots? If you’re Lisa Miracchi, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, more than you might think.
Penn Science Café Presents ‘Public (Mis)understanding of Evolution’
WHO: Michael Weisberg Chair and Professor Department of Philosophy School of Arts & Sciences
Three Penn Researchers Awarded 2016 Sloan Fellowships
Three University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among recipients of this year’s Sloan Research Fellowship, two from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, one from Penn’s Whar
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.
New Penn Study Links Moving More With Decreased Mortality
“Get up and move.”