When University of Pennsylvania senior Angela Perfetti arrived on campus more than three years ago, she says she had no interest in research and thought it had no connection to the “real world.” Since then, she’s changed her tune.
By Niharika Gupta
Dr. Peter Decherney Professor of Cinema Studies and English
University of Pennsylvania
· Dr. Decherney, who successfully petitioned in 2015 for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for professors using copyrighted video for the purpose of teaching massive online open courses, or MOOCs, focuses his research on media history, especially government regulation of Hollywood.
· He is the author of the books Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction, which is due out in December.
· He has published on and frequently lectures about fair use and academia.
· In 2006, Dr. DeCherney successfully petitioned for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for media professors using video clips for teaching.
“It’s absolutely necessary in a media studies class to use video clips to look at questions of aesthetics and be able to analyze small details. It might also be true in a foreign language class, where you want to see the expression on someone’s face as you’re watching them speak. It could also be used in a biology class looking at a detailed microscopic image from a science video. It has implications across the curriculum.”
Jeanne Leong, 215-573-8151 or email@example.com
World leaders’ predisposition towards aggressive military action or peacemaking can be measured by early indicators in their life-experiences.
That’s the conclusion drawn in Why Leaders Fight, a new book co-authored by Michael Horowitz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria and capture and store solar energy.
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More than 125 students from 25 middle schools across Philadelphia attended a youth summit focused on leading their schools to create healthy changes on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the University of Pennsylvania.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Weiss Tech House, in collaboration with Penn Technology Entrepreneurship Club, is hosting the inaugural Penn Innovation Conference, which aims to help students achieve entrepreneurial success
The Penn Innovation Conference
Dr. Rajendra Singh
Saturday, Oct.17, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St., Philadelphia