PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.
WHAT: The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.
Amidst the fieldwork and lab experiments of the Biology Department, Joshua Plotkin has lots of chalk on his fingers, and there are lots of reasons why. (Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine)
Steven Fluharty, senior vice provost for research, discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
PHILADELPHIA – Three acclaimed writers have been tapped to serve as Spring 2011 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House.
Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever will visit Penn’s campus Feb. 14-15, playwright Edward Albee March 21-22 and poetry critic Marjorie Perloff April 25-26 for evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers and writer-critics.
Brian Litt of the schools of Engineering and Applied Science and of Medicine wants to transform care for the brain and heart but is motivated by a less scientific realm: his soul. (Penn Engineering)
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his neurological research on psychopathic behavior.