Barely one minute into his Penn Lightbulb Café talk on “The Anatomy of Violence,” University of Pennsylvania professor Adrian Raine pointed to a slide projected on the screen behind him that showed the cracked skull of a 19th–century railroad worker Phineas Gage, alongside a sepia-colored image of the maimed man.
“Preach!” is a common refrain heard among audience members when Tukufu Zuberi gives a public talk. “Preach,” someone will say in affirmation when he speaks passionately about Africa’s central role in world affairs or rails against racism. The University of Pennsylvania professor of sociology and Africana studies is a public intellectual who extends his teaching around the world across multi-media platforms.
In places like Iraq and Syria, Penn Museum’s Katharyn Hanson teaches locals in the field emergency measures to safeguard culturally important artifacts and sites.
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Lauren Sallan of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for leading research that shows ancient mass extinction led to dominance of tiny fish.
Peter Decherney of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the film industry in Myanmar.
Dean Denis Kinane of the School of Dental Medicine is mentioned about leading the celebration of the art left to the School by Thomas W. Evans.
Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design writes about Julius Rosenwald schoolhouses.
Josh Klein and Eugene Beier of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for being a part of a group of researchers who helped design and build high-tech particle detectors and analyzed results.