Cassie Mogilner of the Wharton School discusses studying what kind of experiences make people happy and why.
Penn in the News
Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for analyzing a 120-million-year-old fossil of a possible dinosaur nest.
Gabriela Richard of the Graduate School of Education says “There is a sense that, ‘Well, the women who play these games are attracted to the male narratives we already put out there so why should we change?’”
Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses delivery drones and Google’s new “Project Wing.”
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes about the National Center for Education Statistics.
James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses American think tanks.
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School shares his thoughts on the Department of Veterans Affairs decision not to comment on a suit involving the agency denying spousal benefits to gay veterans unless the state where they lived when they wed or applied for benefits recognizes their marriages.
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about studying the sex lives of corals.
President Amy Gutmann says, “These prizes invite students to think creatively, on a large scale, about the meaning of engagement.”
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about the ceasefire deal in Gaza.
Penn Masala, is highlighted for making a cameo appearance in a feature film, “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Alexey Komissarouk, who started PennApps, is quoted about the impact of giving students the opportunity to create groups.
School of Arts & Sciences doctoral student Brandon Hedrick and Peter Dodson of SAS and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for leading a study of 120 million-year-old dinosaur fossil.
Ezekiel Dixon-Román of the School of Social Policy & Practice contributes his thoughts on a need for government interventions in protecting people of color.
Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School comments on homeowners who are reluctant to purchase earthquake insurance because of high deductibles.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the Philadelphia riots of 1964.
David Skeel of the Law School comments on new appraisals of Detroit’s art.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on a new study, “The Effect of Enrolling in a Minority-Serving Institution for Black and Hispanic Students in Texas.”
Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education co-author an article about African-Americans being valued by historically black colleges and universities.
Duygu Kuzum of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for being named to the MIT Technology Review’s 2014 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.