Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Social Moms Make Better Moms, at Least in Baboons, According to Penn and UCLA Study

PHILADELPHIA –- Female baboons who have strong social relationships with other females give birth to offspring who are much more likely to survive to adulthood than baboons reared by less social mothers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, and others.

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In the News

Toronto Star

Arrivals: Books that show women rock the world

Kristen Ghodsee of the School of Arts and Sciences was highlighted for her new book, Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism and Other Arguments for Economic Independence.


Houston Chronicle

Houston police team up with Ring app to tackle crime

Maria Cuellar of the School of Arts and Sciences commented a partnership between the Houston Police Department and Ring, a home surveillance company that offers video doorbells, saying that there is not enough evidence to claim that the devices reduce crime.


The Atlantic

Bill de Blasio and Gavin Newsom may give restrictionism new life

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited for his research on the nationalization of U.S. politics, as published in his book The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized.


The Atlantic

How James Baldwin’s writings about love evolved

Dagmawi Woubshet of the School of Arts and Sciences analyzed James Baldwin’s literary evolution. If Beale Street Could Talk “marked a crucial turn in how the author sought to characterize the most abiding theme and moral principle of his work: love.”



Astronomers want to look for Planet X in Big Bang’s cosmic glow

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Eric Baxter, Bhuvnesh Jain, Cullen Blake, Gary Bernstein, and Mark Devlin co-authored a paper outlining ways to find undetected planets on the outskirts of our solar system.