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May 2014 Issue
Students experiment with sound, theatre technique, and interdisciplinary learning.Alexis Van Eyken
This past April, students in Theatre Arts Program Director Marcia Ferguson’s improvisation class learned something about experimentation from some of Philadelphia’s leading innovators of performance.
The soil expert uses biogeochemistry to better understand the delicate balance of the carbon cycle.Loraine Terrell
To Alain Plante, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, soil isn’t just the ground under our feet. For starters, it’s a repository containing three times more carbon than the atmosphere and five times more than all the earth’s plant matter.
Faculty, students, and alumni provide quick expert takes on topics ranging from urban development in ancient Rome to movie franchise reboots.Blake Cole
This year marked the fourth edition of the School’s Alumni Weekend 60-Second Slam. The event—an extension of our 60-Second Lecture Series—pits our most insightful faculty, students, and alumni against one another in their mission to provide a quick expert take on topics ranging from urban development in ancient Rome to movie franchise reboots.
We take a look back at the graduation speakers from last month's ceremony.Loraine Terrell
On Sunday, May 18, the College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the Class of 2014 at a graduation ceremony featuring speakers Laura Alber, C’90 and Dau Jok, C’14.
Visual Studies majors look at all the ways we see.Susan Ahlborn
Penn’s visual studies majors learn to see vision as a process of both brain and mind. They study vision science and the workings of the brain along with as philosophical considerations of vision and the history of how humans have used vision for cultural expression.
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