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December 2014 Issue
Assistant Professor Margaret Bruchac is building an interdisciplinary program on long-term strengths.Susan Ahlborn
A new minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) gives Penn students not just another academic option but another way of looking at the world.
The Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen opens minds—and doors.Blake Cole
“HOOORAAAHHHH, ACCEPTED INTO PENN!!!! WOOOHOOO #UPENN2018"
Professor of Biology Ted Abel and Senior Research Associate Robbert Havekes examine how losing sleep affects memory.Dave Levitan
“There’s this view that sleep is for the weak,” says Ted Abel. “‘I’m getting ready for final exams, I’m just gonna stay up, I’ll be fine.’” Not so fast: New research from Abel’s lab has illuminated the specific molecular mechanism in mice of how sleep deprivation can sap the ability to remember things.
Assistant Professor of History Vanessa Ogle describes how the world slowly got on the same schedule.Susan Ahlborn
This New Year’s Eve, we’ll watch the beginning of 2015 be celebrated again and again, from Hong Kong to Barcelona to New York to Hawaii. Our global time zones seem so straightforward, but it took more than 50 years to put them fully in place.
Undergraduate Benjamin Fogel examines the effectiveness of the United Nations’ efforts.Blake Cole and Manda McElrath
Recently students at the College's annual Family Weekend were given the opportunity to participate in the Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, where they presented on the topics they are most passionate about.
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