Michele W. Berger
Senior 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 Research Offers New Theory About Our Perceptions of the World
New research out of the University of Pennsylvania is filling in gaps between two prevailing theories about how the brain generates our perception of the world.
Penn study finds tweets reveal income level, social status of users
Penn computer scientist Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro spends countless hours checking social media—not to share pictures or anecdotes about his life, but to uncover the concealed meaning behind the actual words people use.
Twitter Behavior Can Predict Users’ Income Level, New Penn Research Shows
The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look.
Penn's Kleinman Center seeks innovative energy policy ideas
When Penn alumnus Scott Kleinman gifted $10 million to the University in 2014, the idea was to support five years of innovative energy policy work.
Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Awards the Inaugural Carnot Prize to IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin
PennDesign’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy announced today that it will honor Dr.
Effects of Incarceration Spill Over into Health Care System, Penn Study Finds
Consequences of incarceration on former inmates and their families are well known. But how does imprisonment affect the health care system as a whole?
Drug-related deaths in 2016 more than double the number actually attributed to drugs
Research from Penn and Georgetown shows that the estimated number of drug-associated deaths in the U.S. in 2016 was approximately double the number of deaths attributed to drugs.