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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.
Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans at
University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery
July 18 – November 8, 2015
Investigators at a new University of Pennsylvania research center will focus on key physical principles that underpin cancer’s development and growth.
Ever since she was a 6-year-old living in the Philippines, University of Pennsylvania student Mary Encabo knew that she wanted to be a teacher.
While she had a strong sense that she had to teach the world something, she didn’t know exactly what that something was at the time.