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April 2015 Issue
The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities brings together a wide range of experts for its Urban Nature, Natural City event.Blake Cole
The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH), which aims to generate knowledge about the environment and sustainability by bridging the sciences and the humanities, brought together a diverse group of activists, faculty, and students for the Urban Nature, Natural City event on April 10.
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Masao Sako takes us way back.Blake Cole
Next time you take a sip from your water bottle, you might want to consider the fact that you are ingesting 14-billion-year-old molecules. It’s just one revelation from Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Masao Sako’s 60-Second Lecture Series entry The Origin of the Elements.
Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology Randall Collins looks at the ingredients that make up social magnetism.Susan Ahlborn
Can you learn to be charismatic? Randall Collins, the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology, discusses what characteristics Steve Jobs, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Napoleon had in common in this Knowledge by the Slice lecture on Micro-Sociological Ingredients of Charismatic Leadership.
Danny DiIulio, C’15, and the Fox Leadership Initiative build bonds on the personal level.Susan Ahlborn
Some songs just get stuck in our heads, but a song written by Danny DiIulio, C'15, for some homesick college students touched hearts and is helping to build lasting relationships between Penn and China.
Doctoral candidate Omar Foda examines the history of the beer industry in Egypt.Blake Cole
For Omar Foda, beer is in the blood. From the 1960s to the 1980s, his grandfather worked for the brewery that produced the storied Egyptian beer Stella.
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