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September 2014 Issue
Sophomore Brianna Krejci investigates the cemeteries of historic Germantown.Blake Cole
By the time spring semester had ended, Brianna Krejci had already decided what she was not going to do: spend the summer back home in Wisconsin. She turned instead to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships in her search for a unique summer job that would have an impact on the Philadelphia community. She found it at the Historic Germantown Society.
A Political Science Roundtable DiscussionStaff
What is ISIS? Where did it come from, what does it want, and how is the group's emergence related to broader political trends in the Middle East? And what does this mean for the West?
Doctoral candidate Osei Alleyne follows a musical path across the Atlantic from Africa—and back.Susan Ahlborn
Ghana is listening to Jamaica. Jamaica is listening to Ghana. And everyone is listening to hip-hop. As a doctoral candidate in anthropology and Africana studies, Osei Alleyne is tracing the trails and transformations of music between Africa and the Atlantic diaspora. He’s found that in choosing what they listen to, people are choosing how to define themselves.
Doctoral students Kelsey VanGelder and Lyndsay Wood found science learning program for local students.Abigail Meisel
Creating chemistry between kids and lab science is the passion of graduate students Kelsey VanGelder and Lyndsay Wood. Together, they founded the Activities for Community Education in Science (ACES) program to introduce local students to the sciences with a hands-on approach. Both Ph.D.
Political Science's Devesh Kapur examines Dalit entrepreneurs.Blake Cole
In recent years, and especially since the 2008 economic crisis, capitalism has been under siege in the West for its structural role in increasing income, and, even more so, wealth inequality. But indicators of income or wealth as measures of inequality are inadequate in societies where social inequalities—servility, humiliation, lack of self-respect—are important.
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