PHILADELPHIA— The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Corey Metzman and Michael Poll have won United Kingdom Government Scholarships for graduate studies in the U.K.
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In October 1962, following the discovery of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy called his top advisors together to determine America’s response. It was no time to mince words. America was on the brink of war and the fate of the world hung in the balance.
For two weeks, President Kennedy met almost daily, and sometimes two or three times a day with the National Security Council Executive Committee, known as ExComm and secretly tape recorded their meetings.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.
PHILADELPHIA — Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples’ eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an object’s color in different lighting conditions or distinguishing black and white objects, is, in fact, very challenging.
WHO: Michael Meister, professor of South Asia Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania
WHAT: Penn Lightbulb Café lecture on “Conducting Research in Pakistan: Restoring Religious Monuments in Swat”
Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a report about digitizing health records.
Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences participates in a panel about personal messages to the government.
Walter Licht and Timothy Bechtel of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on the excavation of graves of Irish rail workers.