Expert Comment on Lobbyists, Political Campaign Finance and Jack Abramoff's Guilty Pleas
Expert Comment on Lobbyists, Political Campaign Finance and Jack Abramoff's Guilty Pleas from the University of PennsylvaniaJanuary 9, 2006
Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial to Launch Penn's 2005-06 Fox Leadership Forum Series
PHILADELPHIA-- Marc Morial, former New Orleans mayor and current president of the National Urban League, will speak at Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, about government response and accountability in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The event will be free and open to the public.
Role of Mayors in Transforming Cities Is Focus of Urban Leadership Panel at Penn
WHAT: "The Role of Mayors in Urban Transformation" is the focus of the annual Urban Leadership Luncheon panel, sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. The panel, moderated by Susan M. Wachter, co-director of Penn IUR, will discuss the challenges facing urban mayors.
Your Brain and You: Penn Researcher Forecasts Ethical Challenges Ahead for Neuroscience and Society
PHILADELPHIA -- Are we ready for a future where brain scans invade our private thoughts? Will we have to alter our brains chemically to keep competitive at our jobs? Could science determine that "souls" do not exist, and, if so, what does that mean for how we think of ourselves as human beings?
U.S. Falls to 27th in Latest Report Card on World Social Progress; Chronic Poverty to Blame
PHILADELPHIA -- Cuts in social services and chronic poverty in U.S. cities and rural areas during the '90s have caused the U.S. to lag behind nearly all of Europe and several other countries in terms of overall social progress, according to the 2004 "Report Card on World Social Progress" by Richard Estes, a University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work professor.
Penn Hosts National Conference on Domestic Violence
PHILADELPHIA -- In partnership with the Philadelphia Mayor's domestic violence task force, The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work is hosting its second conference on domestic violence, "Finding New Directions for Responding to Intimate Violence," June 25-26, at Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.
We prefer to just kind of keep it unexpected
When he’s faced with the question, “What does your band sound like?,” Richard Flom usually says “eclectic” or “weird.” But he’ll be the first to tell you that’s not the whole story.
Radnor School District Superintendent Named Director of Penn Center for Educational Leadership
PHILADELPHIA -- John A. DeFlaminis, retiring superintendent of the Radnor School District, has been named executive director of the Penn Center for Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
The making of tomorrow’s voters
There were only 11 days left in Philadelphia’s contentious mayoral race. The entire Philadelphia media scrum had descended on a small classroom at Olney High School.
Penn Law School and National Constitution Center Host Political Campaign Finance Symposium
MEDIA ADVISORYWHAT: Symposium about the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law "McConnell v. Federal Election Commission: Understanding the Decision and Its Implications"WHEN: May 15, 2003,
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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Professional sports team wins create positive mood throughout the city, study finds
School of Arts and Sciences postdoc Johannes Eichstaedt co-authored a social media study that suggests an unexpected improvement in daily life, like an Eagles win, can alter a city’s mood. “Using artificial intelligence, we were able to extract information about the mood of the community as a whole from what those on Twitter say,” said Eichstaedt.
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