Growing up in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania senior Emma Schad spent countless days in the city’s parks, enjoying nature within the urban cityscape. Now, as a science, technology and society major with a minor in environmental science, Schad has turned a scholarly eye toward examining how Philadelphia manages its 186 parks.
For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.
Last semester, Penn offered a modified, alumni-exclusive version of “History of the Slave South,” an online course taught by history professor Stephanie McCurry from the School of Arts & Sciences.
The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research will host “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the Current Migrant Crisis,” which will include Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection, Monday, Feb. 9.
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Cassie Mogilner of the Wharton School comments on how to combat the Sunday blues by switching the days you handle weekend responsibilities.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on HBCU students who receive Pell Grants and how the cutback will affect them.
Christopher Yoo of the Law School comments on the Federal Communication Commission testing its authority over states involving Internet service.
Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Thai-Huy Nguyen of the Graduate School of Education discuss their report title, “On Their Own Terms: Two-Year Minority Serving Institutions.”
Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the net neutrality debate.