PHILADELPHIA –- As part of its Year of Games, the University of Pennsylvania is among the 600-plus colleges and universities across the United States and Canada competing during the next eight weeks in RecycleMania 2012. This competition is designed to see which schools will minimize their waste stream most significantly and achieve the greatest recycling rate.
School of Arts & Sciences
Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the function and importance of memoirs.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on the 2012 presidential campaign.
Penn Collaborative Study Shows How ‘Shadow Education’ Affects Academic Success of East Asian Americans
PHILADELPHIA – A new study co-authored by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Hyunjoon Park chalks up East Asian American students’ high SAT scores in part to their high level of participation in “shadow education” activities outside formal schools.
PHILADELPHIA – The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker, by Timothy Corrigan, University of Pennsylvania English and cinema studies professor, has won the Society for Cinema and Media 2012 Kovács Book Award. The award will be presented at the SCMS 2012 Conference in Boston on March 23.
Jonathan Steinberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his new biography, Bismarck: A Life.
Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the idea of drinking reclaimed wastewater.
Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming appointment of W.E.B. Du Bois as an honorary emeritus professor.
PHILADELPHIA — Geological evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis aids in anticipating the timing and magnitude of future events. This natural warning system now influences building codes and planning in the United States, Canada and Japan, particularly where the geological record demonstrates prehistoric earthquakes larger than those known from written and instrumental records.
PHILADELPHIA — A team of mathematicians from the University of Pennsylvania has been named winners of the 2012 Chauvenet Prize, given by the Mathematical Association of America to the author or authors of an outstanding expository article on a mathematical topic. The prize was awarded at the Joint Mathematics Meeting.