March 7, 2014
University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Jerry A. Jacobs offers a different perspective on disciplines in higher education in his new book entitled In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University.
February 27, 2014
Nearly 5,000 babies are delivered annually at Pennsylvania Hospital, more than any other hospital in Philadelphia.
By nature, a postpartum room is semi-private because two patients, a mom and her newborn (or newborns) stay together, or “room in.” However, postpartum rooms that are designated semi-private can have two moms, their babies, dads, visiting family members, and friends.
February 25, 2014
On March 2, five teams of University of Pennsylvania students with new public policy ideas for Philadelphia will compete in the final round of competition in the Fels Institute of Government’s annual Penn Public Policy Challenge.
February 19, 2014
In 1994 when Guthrie Ramsey completed his dissertation on legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell, he didn’t turn the thesis into a book manuscript right away.
February 17, 2014
Michael C. Horowitz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is back on campus after spending 2013 at the Department of Defense working as a government insider on national security issues that he had previously studied as an academic outsider.
February 17, 2014
University of Pennsylvania senior Sonya Davey has been awarded a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
February 13, 2014
Income inequality in the United States is widening in part because of “assortive mating,” says a Penn economist—the tendency for high-income, college-educated men and women to marry each other instead of marrying low-income individuals without college degrees.
February 6, 2014
The 2014 slate of spring semester Penn Science Café and Penn Lightbulb Café lectures includes conversations about friendly-looking rodents, killer robots, “green” vaccines, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 4, 2014
University of Pennsylvania senior Meher Rehman is building on a mission she began while still in high school: working to empower women in developing parts of the world through micro-finance projects.