In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.
In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert.
A graduate student at the Perelman School of Medicine created The Condom Pledge, a social media and lifestyle campaign that calls for young people around the world to promise to use condoms and share their oaths to do so.
Penn IUR has released The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts. a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions.
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Charles H.F. Davis III and Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education are cited for studying the graduation rates and existing disparities in Ferguson, Mo.
Roy Rosin, David Asch and Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine contribute their thoughts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Wharton’s Jonah Berger is cited for his book Contagious: Why Things Catch On.
Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the power of news images.
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education talks about the popularity of the ACT.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School discusses the stock market.