The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.
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In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.
Lt. Col. Mortimer Lenane O’Connor will receive a posthumous Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania today.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about Michigan’s emergency-manager law.
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about studying the psychological origins of crime.
Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.
WHO: Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group