Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn's Endowment Returns 13 Percent

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania endowment had a return of nearly 13 percent for fiscal year 2010.

Julie McWilliams

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr.

Amy Montgomery



In the News


ScienceAlert

A quarter of all Americans still believe the biggest vaccine lie

A survey by Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and colleagues finds that a quarter of U.S. adults believe in or are unsure about a false link between autism and the MMR vaccine, which treats measles.

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The New York Times

Living out loud, headphones nowhere to be found

Cristina Bicchieri of the School of Arts & Sciences says that she felt a greater sense of kindness in Italy than in America, rooted in a strong and enforced social contract that forbids uncivil behavior toward strangers.

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ScienceAlert

Dietary supplement found to reduce aggression by up to 28%

A study by Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences finds that daily omega-3 dietary supplements can lead to a reduction in aggression.

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The Conversation

Reconstructing heritage after war: what we learned from asking 1,600 Syrians about rebuilding Aleppo

In a co-authored survey of residents of the Syrian city of Aleppo, PIK Professor Lynn Meskell identifies four key themes for the reconstruction of heritage sites after conflict.

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The New York Times

Harrison White, groundbreaking (and inscrutable) sociologist, dies at 94

Randall Collins of the School of Arts & Sciences and PIK Professor Duncan J. Watts discuss the career of the late Harrison White, a theoretical physicist-turned-sociologist.

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