Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on usual uses of the word “severely.”
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Daniel Swingley of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for research about language acquisition in infants.
PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies. The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.
PHILADELPHIA — At an age when “ba-ba” and “da-da” may be their only utterances, infants nevertheless comprehend words for many common objects, according to a new study.
Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his course on monastic life and asceticism.
Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his research studying the connection between education and family economic status.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Work and Family Researchers Network at the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Work and Family Commons, the first open access work and family subject matter repository. The WFC was created to gather and preserve the intellectual output of the work and family research community and to offer free online access to the full text of research articles to the public.
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on pressure on Syria.
Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on conservatives’ value system.
PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Janzen of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology is the recipient of the 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category. Janzen was singled out for his contributions to the conservation and scientific understanding of tropical ecosystems.