PHILADELPHIA — Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.
PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.
From humble beginnings in Kenya to an urban Ivy League campus, sophomore Winnie Kerubo Mokaya’s journey to the University of Pennsylvania is an international student recruitment success story.
Born in Nairobi, Mokaya’s early childhood was spent in the town of Kisii in southwestern Kenya. The memories of that time sting still.
Kevin Platt of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a piece about “Freedom of Choice” in Russia.
Former Penn basketball player Koko Archibong is highlighted for his participation in the 2012 summer Olympic games.
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Studying abroad can take students to new places – both literally and figuratively. But, there are more benefits than just adding stamps to one’s passport. As many students at Penn are discovering, international travel and helping others in the global community serve as building blocks to a solid future.
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on genomes and human origin.
Many Protected Areas Face Threats in Sustaining Biodiversity, Penn’s Daniel Janzen and Colleagues Report
PHILADELPHIA — Establishing protection over a swath of land seems like a good way to conserve its species and its ecosystems. But in a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologist Daniel Janzen joins more than 200 colleagues to report that protected areas are still vulnerable to damaging encroachment, and many are suffering from biodiversity loss.
PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.