Ariel Koren, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue graduate or professional degrees to prepare for careers in government or public service.
Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids. Penn researchers have measured the "weight" of these voids and filaments for the first time, showing the former are not as empty as they look.
Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn IIUR, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable urbanization.
Scholars, filmmakers and government officials gathering for The Second Annual Dick Wolf Conference “Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age” will explore the role of film, video and digital media as tools of social change and control in global politics on April 18.
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Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about a study on what fundamentally distinguishes present-day humans from Neanderthals.
Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Austin Kilaru, a recent graduate of the school, are highlighted for researching “narrative medicine.”
Annette Lareau of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how children of different socioeconomic backgrounds are influenced by their parents’ styles.
Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Thai-Huy Nguyen of the Graduate School of Education author a post about a report on the potential effects of grant-funded interventions on various outcomes at minority serving institutions.
Lucy Fowler Williams of the Museum and Tina Fragoso of Admissions are interviewed about the show “Native American Voices: The People, Here and Now.”