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All In The News tagged "College of Arts and Sciences"

Philly To Dim Lights To Make It Safer for Birds in Flight

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 12 Associated Press article about dimming the lights of Philadelphia to prevent millions of migrating birds that pass through twice a year from slamming into skyscrapers and crashing to the sidewalk.

Billions of Cicadas Will Soon Take Over the Region: The Lineup

Jon GelhausPhD, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a March 11 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about when Philadelphia will soon see billions of special cicadas that only emerge every 17 years.

Microplastics Found in Waterways Across PA, Including 7 in Allegheny County. Why It’s Dangerous and What You Should Know.

David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 10 PublicSource story about a new study that found 100% of sampled PA waterways were contaminated by microplastics.

Hedonic Hunger and the Science of Why We Can’t Stop Eating

Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor, and Stephanie Manasse, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center), both in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in a March 3 WebMD magazine article about hedonic eating, the urge to consume pleasurable foods even when not hungry, and binge eating, when a person consumes a large amount of food quickly repeatedly.

Can This New Map Fix Our Distorted Views of the World?

David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in Feb. 24 New York Times story about a new world map he helped to design. The map is a two-sided, flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Thing Shortening American Lives

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health and Jose Tapia Granados,PhD,  associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in Feb. 23 Bloomberg opinion article about how COVID-19 is effecting new estimates of life expectancy.

Scientists Try To Fix Flat Maps With New Double-Sided Projections

David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in Feb. 18 The Verge article about a new world map he helped to design. The map is a two-sided, flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

A Whole New World! Astrophysicists Create the 'Most Accurate Flat Map Ever' That Is Two-Sided and Round, Letting Users Simply Flip It Over To See the Entire Globe

David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a Feb. 16 Daily Mail (United Kingdom) article about a new world map co-designed by Goldberg. The map is a two-sided flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

Vaccine Envy Is Real. Here’s How To Tame It.

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Feb. 16 Washington Post article about feeling envious of those who have received COVID-19 vaccines while waiting to receive it and how to cope with “vaccine envy.” 

Even if You Feel Like This Was a Lost Year, That Might Not Be True

John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 16 TIME article about how the feeling of loss and unproductivity during the pandemic may provide hope for life after the pandemic. The article was also published on Yahoo “Life.”

Before Rosa Parks: The Fight for Philly Transit Equity and the Black Women on the Frontlines

Mimi Sheller, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 5 WHYY.org story, that also ran on WITF.org (NPR - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), about the racial hierarchy that continues today in Philadelphia’s public spaces and transportation. 

Colorado and the City of Denver Take a Closer Look at Approval Voting for the Future of Elections

Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 29 Denver 7 (ABC) article about the city of Denver, which is taking a closer look at approval voting for the future of its elections.