Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s comments on how the Obama administration saw a way to correct the nation’s fiscal problems.
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PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior Eileen Moison has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to spend at least a year at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom pursuing a graduate degree in biochemistry. Afterwards she plans to continue towards a doctoral degree in biochemistry/molecular biology.
PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
The award winners are:
- Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.
Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a variety of speaking trends and what it means that young women are leading the curve.
Hermann Pfefferkorn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on being among those to help discover a 300-million-year-old fossil forest in China.
PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Jessica McCrory Calarco, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss her research about the correlation between socioeconomic class and children’s seeking help in the classroom.
The free lecture series takes discussions about the arts, humanities and social sciences out of the classroom for a night on the town.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences discusses perceptions of science.
Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses an honorary professorship bestowed on the late W.E.B. Du Bois.
Dan Swingley and doctoral student Elika Bergelson of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss their research about language acquisition by infants.