Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn Law School to Host Visual Legal Advocacy Roundtable on Oct. 19

WHO: Michael Fitts, Penn Law School deanRegina Austin, Penn Law School professorShanin Specter, Kline & SpecterMartin Brigham, Raynes McCartyTom Rutter, ADR Options Inc.Emily Kuntsler, Off Center MediaSarah Kuntsler, Off Center MediaJohn Jackson Jr., Richard Perry University professor at Penn

Jeanne Leong

Native Language Governs the Way Toddlers Interpret Speech Sounds, According to Penn Study

PHILADELPHIA - Toddlers are learning language skills earlier than expected and by the age of 18 months understand enough of the lexicon of their own language to recognize how speakers use sounds to convey meaning.They also ignore sounds that don't play a significant role in speaking their native tongue, according to a study by a University of Pennsylvania psychologist.

Jordan Reese

Penn's Fels Institute of Government Proposes Reforms to Fix Voting Problems Reported in '04, '06 National Elections

PHILADELPHIA --  Unresolved problems from the 2004 and 2006 elections could affect the outcome of next year's presidential balloting and other contests, according to the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.A new Fels report presents a series of reforms to fix problems American voters complained about in the two most recent election years.

Jacquie Posey

Cancer Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Discover What Makes Lymphomas Tick

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania researchers and their colleagues at the Wistar Institute and University of Oxford have discovered the molecular process by which the PAX5 protein, necessary for lymphocyte development, promotes the growth of common lymphomas, thereby unveiling a potential new target in the fight against cancer.

Jordan Reese



In the News


The New York Times

The trouble with trucking

Steve Viscelli, a Robert and Penny Fox Family Pavilion Scholar Senior Fellow and a lecturer in the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Department of Sociology, was cited for his expertise in the trucking industry.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

When a white woman from Old City wears a Black Lives Matter T-shirt in Cherry Hill

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education wrote a viral Facebook post about her experience wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt in public.

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Bloomberg View

Trump loses a battle in his war on truth

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson said, of the status of truth in contemporary politics, that “checks and balances can still forestall or prevent unjustified action in domestic affairs (assuming that those in the Congress and the courts retain their respect for the knowable and known).”

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The New York Times

Classical myths filtered through a modern prism

Emily Wilson of the School of Arts and Sciences reviewed Zachary Mason’s “Metamorphica” for The New York Times.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

When Philadelphians just can’t get enough Fringe Fest here, they go to Scotland’s monster version

Rosemary Malague of the School of Arts and Sciences has taken groups of students to the Edinburgh Fringe festival for over 25 years. “It’s a tremendous learning opportunity for all of us – and we get to see some great shows,” said Malague.

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