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

The Vanishing Neutrinos That Could Upend Fundamental Physics

Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in July 16 Nature news article about new and upgraded experiments around the world trying to show an extremely rare kind of nuclear decay, that could have a significant impact across physics. 

Moon ‘Wobble' in 2030s Will Increase High Tide Flooding In NJ, Del. Shore Towns

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 July 15 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about moon “wobble,” or how the moon’s orbit plays into the tides. A new NASA study says rising sea levels due to climate change will cause extreme, chronic high-tide floods in the mid 2030s when the moon enters a certain lunar orbit.

Democrats in New York Choose a Mayoral Candidate in a Tight Race

Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 21 Economist article about the New York City mayoral race and the roll of ranked choice voting.

Philadelphia Gas Works Plans To Cut Methane Emissions 80% By 2050. Is It Enough?

Research led by Ezra Wood, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a June 7 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about Philadelphia Gas Works plans to cut methane emissions 80% by the year 2050. 

New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an article in the June issue of Scientific American about a new study showing scientists’ ability to spot tiny amounts of radioactive elements, which occur naturally in metals such as gold that are often used in laboratory instruments.

Philadelphia Turns Lights Out for Migrating Birds

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 May 21 The Weather Channel article about Philadelphia’s initiative to turn off and dim its city lights to protect migrating birds.

New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 18 Scientific American article about a new process to detect radioactive material in metals, which will benefit future dark matter experiments.

Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Could Impact Millions of Consumers, Expert Warns

Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 11 WPVI-TV (6-abc) about a Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.

How Economic Growth Kills Our Future

Research by José Tapia, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in an April 27 Medium post about the necessity of rolling back economic growth to insure a future.

After a Year of Pandemic, Wearing Masks Outdoors Is Up for Debate

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering; Michael LeVasseur, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health; and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, were quoted in an April 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the debate over wearing masks outdoors.

‘Of Human Kindness’ Review: Theater of Emotions

Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an April 22 Wall Street Journal review of her book "Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy."

It’s Normal To Feel Emotional About the Vaccine. Here’s Why It’s a Roller Coaster.

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an April 15 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the range of emotions people feel getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The article was republished by several outlets across the country including the Sacramento Bee.