Paul Hendrickson has adapted the conventions of literary biography in an unconventional way to explore the life of Ernest Hemingway in his new book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961.
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PHILADELPHIA -- The United States has the highest prevalence of obesity, measured by body mass index, and one of the lowest life expectancies among high-income countries. A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania directly links America’s high obesity rate to the country’s lower longevity ranking compared to other high-income countries.
PHILADELPHIA –University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99 and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, have made a gift of $13.6 million to Penn to establish the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), an innovative, dual-degree undergraduate program to be offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
PHILADELPHIA – As nocturnal animals, bats rely echolocation to navigate and hunt prey. By bouncing sound waves off objects, including the bugs that are their main diet, bats can produce an accurate representation of their environment in total darkness. Now, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that this amazing ability is enabled by a physical trait never before seen in mammals: so-called “superfast” muscles.
PHILADELPHIA — Claudia Valeggia, an associate professor of anthropology in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as one of this year’s winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.