University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Jerry A. Jacobs offers a different perspective on disciplines in higher education in his new book entitled In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University.
School of Arts & Sciences
The Sochi Olympic Winter Games may be over, but the competition is just starting to heat up for a distinct group of student athletes at the University of Pennsylvania.
Four members of Penn’s Ski & Snowboard Team are packing up their gear and heading north.
Angela Duckworth of the School of the Arts and Sciences is cited for her research on student “grit.”
This spring, while his peers at the University of Pennsylvania are back on campus in Philadelphia, sophomore Ben Stollman is spending the semester in Washington, D.C.
Whether it is playing a piano sonata or acing a tennis serve, the brain needs to orchestrate precise, coordinated control over the body’s many muscles. Moreover, there needs to be some kind of feedback from the senses should any of those movements go wrong.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his interview with the Detroit Free Press and his book The Origins of the Urban Crisis.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about “trickle-down urbanism” in Detroit.