Until recently, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and Sociology of Science, has trained his academic eye on the history of conservation of large, charismatic wildlife, such as tigers, grizzly bears and orcas. With his latest publication, however, he consciously chose to investigate a creature that may be considered less exotic, and is certainly smaller: the squirrel.
The Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania has announced a new fellowship that will enable recent Penn graduates to conduct independent research for nine months or more in India.
In response to mass shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary, a new report co-authored by Susan B. Sorenson from Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice concludes there is no reliable psychological profile or set of warning signs to help identify potential shooters.
PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania professors, Terry Adkins, Ken Lum and Joshua Mosley, all PennDesign faculty, have been chosen to participate in the Whitney Biennial, the largest and most influential exhibition of contemporary art in the United States. Anthony Elms, an associate curator at the
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Undergraduates Adam Elkassas and Arjun Jain are featured for developing Noteriety, a marketplace app for class notes.
Amy Bleakley of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “If the goal of the rating system is to shield youth from age-inappropriate behavior and be a tool for parents, I think its effectiveness is in doubt.”
Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about effective giving.
Penn’s “India as a Pioneer of Innovation” conference is highlighted.
Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the influence of former South African president Nelson Mandela.