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.
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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.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts on why conservatives try to link President Obama with Saul Alinsky.
PHILADELPHIA — In a study of the harsh but beautiful White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered a unifying mechanism to explain dune patterns. The new work represents a contribution to basic science, but the findings may also hold implications for identifying when dune landscapes like those in Nebraska’s Sand Hills may reach a “tipping point” under climate change, going from valuable grazing land to barren desert.
Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study on election funding and cement consumption in India.