The Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico are prone to extremes. Nearly all the rain for the year pours down in two drenching months. Lush, rolling forests give way to rocky, barren peaks. Even the soil is extreme, storing carbon differently than many other soil types, in highly localized iron minerals.
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Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn IUR, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable ur
Gayle Christensen and Brandon Alcorn of Global Initiatives are interviewed about Penn's survey on MOOCs.
Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk, but most humans lose this ability after infancy because of declining levels of the lactose-digesting enzyme lactase.
Today, almost 80% of all city dwellers live in Asian cities. In "The Future of Urbanization: What Can We Learn from Asian Cities?" a panel will examine the challenges and opportunities of urban life in Asia and suggest lessons for cities around the globe.
By Marjorie Ferrone
With a craving to “see dentistry beyond the domestic boundaries,” Tina Chou, a second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, seized the opportunity to advance dentistry in The Gambia in a unique internship opportunity this past summer.
The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical “metatronic” devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons.
The Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities, of which President Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania is the vice chair, strongly opposes a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Any such boycott of academic institutions directly violates academic freedom.
Leah Davidson, a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, plans to pursue a career in business. But she wants to do so in an environmentally conscientious manner. So when, as a high school senior, she learned of an opportunity to visit one of the most untouched habitats on Earth, she jumped at the chance.