Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for sea-level research.
As a student at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Stephanie Kelly decided on a career in nursing. For her, it was not simply a desire to change the world through the science; it was much more personal.
PHILADELPHIA — To a room full of academics and Ph.D. students in the notoriously polluted city of Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania’s Iliana Sepúlveda presented ideas for increasing the use of energy-efficient technology that may one day help lessen the burden of fossil-fuel combustion in that city, as well as many others across the globe.
Douglas Jerolmack of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about a study he led on the Mississippi floods of 2011.
A Mississippi River Diversion During the 2011 Flood Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Penn Geologists Find
PHILADELPHIA — The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities. But the levees have also contributed to the loss of Louisiana’s wetlands. By holding in floodwaters, they prevent sediment from flowing into the watershed and rebuilding marshes, which are compacting under their own weight and losing ground to sea-level rise.
Shu Yang of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for his research on combining the related structural color and water-repelling properties found in butterfly wings.
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for studying how a range of childhood experiences might influence the development of the brain.
Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform
Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics. Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.