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

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. 

Why Deepfake Videos Keep Criminologists up at Night

Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) “In Depth” podcast about deep fakes and how experts figure out what's real and what isn't.

Fact Check: Fake Warning Falsely Claims Hawks Can Carry Away Small Pets

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 24 USA Today article about a viral Facebook post falsely claiming that hawks can carry off small dogs and cats.

Philly Likely To Miss Out on the Brood X Cicada Hype, but Chester, Bucks Counties Could Catch the Buzz

Jon GelhausPhD, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 23 Philadelphia Inquirer article about millions of noisy Brood X cicadas that will emerge from 17 years underground and why Philly may just miss them.

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.