Where would we be without our phone alarms, birthday notifications from Facebook, and appointment reminders from Google Calendar? Dr. Aurelie Ouss, the newest Penn Criminology faculty member, led a team of researchers in New York City using text message notifications to remind people to attend their court dates. She found that not everyone who misses a summons does so willfully or even fully understanding the consequences of a missed court date: an immediate arrest warrant. This reduction in missed court dates led to 31,000 fewer arrest warrants issued. For more information, see the article in Penn Current.