By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.
Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.
The University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team made an important addition to its roster on Monday, adding Tanner Falato to its lineup for 2015. Falato, a Berlin, N.J. product, comes to the Quakers from Berlin Community School where he is a stand-out rising second-grader who excels in computers, art, and reading in addition to being first-team All-Berlin Community School in gym and recess.
Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.
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Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on Donald Trump using the Trump Tower interior as a branding tool for his presidential candidacy.
Bart De Jonghe of the School of Nursing is highlighted for researching the role the brain plays in nausea that follows chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions says, “Our internal analysis as well as a review of the research provided by the College Board showed that the essay component of the SAT was the least predictive element of the overall writing section of the SAT.”
Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School comments on major shifts in the workplace’s work/life balance due to new policies on parental leave.
Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the refugee crisis in Hungary.
Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice joins a discussion about targeting veteran homelessness.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is quoted about his book Will College Pay Off?
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School comments on employee health benefits.