Abdul-Hakim Muhammad As-Salafee has traveled a non-traditional path from working in the Philadelphia Prison System to the University of Pennsylvania.
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This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving.
Shruti Bhat, a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, is spending the summer along the northeastern border of Afghanistan, helping to establish an educational curriculum for early childhood learners who need to make the transition from one language to another.
This summer, two undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are examining crimes throughout history and how those events resulted in controversial legislative changes.
Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet Professor of History
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet is the Robert I. Williams Term Professor of History and director of the Middle East Center at Penn. An expert on U.S.-Iranian relations and modern Iranian history, she has published extensively on the subject and made several media appearances to discuss contemporary issues concerning Iran and the Middle East.
“The signing of the Iran nuclear deal will become one of the major diplomatic milestones of President Obama’s administration—and for good reason. The deal offers a positive way to engage Iran after 36 years of political rancor and virulent rhetoric by opening the conduits of rational communication between two key players in the Middle East. Having experienced the crippling effects of the international sanctions, Iran will not rush to break the conditions of this historic accord anytime soon. If anything, Iran will be more willing to work toward regional policies that will enable economic growth and political stability.”
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When Micaela Wensjoe headed to Kenya for the summer, she was focused on what she had to learn as part of an internship. But now that she is there, she has also developed an interest in helping orphans.
Wensjoe, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, is blogging about all of it.
The role that attention plays in generating new and useful ideas is controversial among neuroscientists. Some neuroimaging studies have shown that creativity involves more cognitive control, or focused attention. Other studies have shown it involves less.