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March 2014 Issue
Sonya Davey, C'14, wants to end sex-selective abortion. One of her solutions is already getting attention here and in India.Susan Ahlborn
In 2012, India was named the worst nation for women in a poll conducted by TrustLaw about the world’s top economies. College senior Sonya Davey, who has been traveling to India since she was eight to visit family and do volunteer work, knows just how wide the gender gap is. “I was working with a lot of women and children, and saw how women weren’t treated equally to men,” she says.
The Center for the Advanced Study of India launches a groundbreaking public opinion project.Blake Cole
In less than two weeks the world’s largest electoral exercise will unfold in India as an electorate of nearly 815 million—a third more than the total electorate in the EU and the US combined—goes to the polls. This is a potentially pivotal election in India, with the ruling Congress-party led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) facing defeat.
Associate Professor of Sociology Melissa Wilde discusses the Pontiff's impact one year after his election.Blake Cole
March 13, 2014 marked the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ election. Many consider the 266th Pontiff’s style of communication and messaging a marked contrast to recent Popes. We sat down with Associate Professor of Sociology Melissa Wilde to discuss his impact thus far.
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Criminology graduate student Jill Portnoy measures biological responses to stress.Blake Cole
Imagine you are waiting on the platform for a trolley. When it comes into view the driver is waving his arms in a panic as sparks fly from the rails. Glancing down the tracks, you see three rail workers whose demise is inevitable unless you halt the trolley … by pushing the person next to you onto the tracks.
Penn’s Medical Physics Graduate Program creates physicists who heal.Susan Ahlborn
In the last 25 years, new technology has exploded the possibilities in radiation oncology. The development of 3-D X-ray imaging (CT scan) gave doctors better images to choose the best treatment for their patients. Now they can also incorporate positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into their decision process.
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