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,
Changes in Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Improve Police Attitudes
PHILADELPHIA -- Transferring responsibility for investigating reports of child maltreatment from child-welfare agencies to sheriffs' offices in Florida led to an improvement in attitudes among law-enforcement officers and caseworkers.
New Leadership Team Named for The University of Pennsylvania Health System
PHILADELPHIA --- A new leadership team has been named for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, according to an announcement today (Feb. 17) by University President Judith Rodin.
New Leadership and a New Affiliation for Penn's Fels Center of Government
PHILADELPHIA - Samuel H. Preston, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has named leading criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman as the new Director of the Fels Center of Government. Sherman will also be appointed the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Sociology.
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Our America: The history of the model minority myth and its impact on Asian-American communities
Josephine Park of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and the model-minority myth.
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When philanthropy’s power couple splits, Melinda French Gates’s influence could grow
Peter Frumkin of the School of Social Policy & Practice weighed in on the future of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “It is very hard to change directions quickly when you have a huge institution with multiyear commitments outstanding around the world,” he said.
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Study: Conservative media drove belief of COVID-19 conspiracies
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about research she co-authored with Dan Romer, which explored the links between beliefs in COVID-19 conspiracy theories and reliance on conservative and social media outlets for information.
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Romney and Cheney were once quintessential conservative names. Then ‘conservative’ changed
Research co-authored by Dan Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences found that there isn’t necessarily a correlation between how conservative senators are based on their voting records and how conservative they’re perceived to by Republican activists. “For these activists, to be conservative is partly to support the Republican frontrunner/nominee,” wrote Hopkins and his co-author.
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Regional Roundup – 05/03/21
Fatemeh Shams of the School of Arts & Sciences was interviewed about her new book, “A Revolution in Rhyme,” which explores the role of poetry in modern-day Iran.
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