Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for his research and book, “What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters.”
Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org is cited for addressing tactics used in ads about Medicare.
In a video, Barbara Mellers, a PIK professor in Psychology and Wharton, says “most of the problems...we face...will have quite complex interdisciplinary answers.” (Wharton Magazine)
PHILADELPHIA — As floodwaters roll downstream, earth scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are keeping a watchful eye on the Mississippi Delta using satellite images and measurements of the sea surface in the Gulf of Mexico.
Federico Falcini, a researcher in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, is studying how the plume of water and sediment from the Mississippi River mixes with Gulf waters, using satellite data.
PHILADELPHIA — The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania has joined forces with the U.S. departments of Commerce and Education to organize the Exporting Education Technology Conference, May 16 at Penn.
The conference is designed to promote U.S. exports of education technology and to invite business leaders to offer their thoughts on how government can best assist these efforts.
The Penn Program for Mindfulness is cited for using a mindfulness approach to meditation for cancer patients.
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.