Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found an efficient and cost-effective way to recycle two rare-earth metals that comprise the tiny, powerful magnets often found in high-tech consumer electronics. Mining and purifying the metals is ecologically devastating, labor-intensive, and...
Michael Platt has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 16th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences Liliane Weissberg has been awarded the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation 2015-16 Rutman Teaching Fellowship. Each year, the Spielberg Foundation awards the fellowship to a Penn faculty member to teach about...
By Maureen HaggertyWith Blake ColeIllustrations by Jon KrausePhoto by Shira Yudkoff“In America, every child is told he or she can grow up to be president," says Annette Lareau. "But success is not a result of confidence and aspirations alone.”
By Susan AhlbornPhotos by Lisa GodfreyTwo satellite photos of the ancient Roman city of Apamea are juxtaposed on the computer screen. On the left, a vertical line marks an ancient colonnaded street crossing the smooth brown earth. In the right photo the street looks like it’s on the moon.
In a new paper in the journal Environmental Humanities, Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science Etienne Benson examines nature-technology interactions through the threat that birds posed to the power grid in 1920s California.
In a study published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology Charles Loeffler and Ben Grunwald, a doctoral candidate in the criminology department, analyzed the effect of processing juveniles as adults using a regression discontinuity design.