PHILADELPHIA — From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments. Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation’s effects on memory.
Philip Tetlock, a PIK professor in Psychology and Wharton, has mapped the accuracy of 82,000 predictions by nearly 300 experts, finding them no more accurate than chimps throwing darts. (Making History)
PHILADELPHIA — Two graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania, along with 13 others from the greater Philadelphia region, have each been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
These students, members of the 2011-12 class of Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows, will spend the next year addressing health disparities in the region while developing lifelong leadership skills.
Disposal of Bin Laden’s Body Departed From Strict Muslim Tradition, Says Philadelphia Religion Expert
Jamal Elias of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how the burial of Osama Bin Laden’s body did not align with Islamic law.
PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that Bill Cosby will serve as the opening keynote speaker for its fourth biennial conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” June 8 at 9 a.m. at Penn’s Wharton School.
PHILADELPHIA — New psychology research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a correlation between a test-taker’s motivation and performance on an IQ test and, more important, between that performance and a person’s future success.
Philliebot, the pitching robot built by the GRASP laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is featured.
PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St.
PHILADELPHIA – One of the world’s earliest online poetry and poetics magazines, Jacket, which ceased publication last year, now has a new home at the University of Pennsylvania and a new name, Jacket2.
When Jacket was first published in 1997, the Guardian hailed “Jacket” as “the prince of online poetry magazines.”