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Political Science faculty consider the accomplishments of the Obama administration one year after a history-making election.Loraine Terrell
Regardless of their positions on the political spectrum, Obama observers can
Demographer Hans-Peter Kohler sees a rise in fertility in highly developed countries.Priya Ratneshwar
One of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences is that human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance toward higher levels of social and economic development.
Penn medical anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and UC grad student Jeff Schonberg study the lives of homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco.Peter Nichols
For over a decade, medical anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and his grad student Jeff Schonberg studied the lives of homeless heroin addicts as they scrambled to survive on the streets of San Francisco.
Anthropologist Adriana Petryna charts the expansion of the global clinical trials industry.B. Davin Stengel
In her new book, When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects, Associate Professor of Anthropology Adriana Petryna takes as her subject the recent history and current state of the clinical trials industry.
Sociologist Charles Bosk analyzes the effectiveness of checklists in patient safety.Peter Nichols
Can simple solutions ensure the safety of medical procedures? Sociology professor Charles Bosk cautions that the nexus of science, technology and culture in the healthcare setting is anything but simple.
Recent College graduate Oscar Benitez sheds light on the economy of Mexican business ownership in South Philadelphia.Priya Ratneshwar
Graduate student Kristin Doughty studies how perpetrators and victims coexist in post-genocide Rwanda.Peter Nichols
College students produce prize-winning video on student awareness of the national debt.Peter Nichols
In a three-minute online video called Man on the Street 2, an interviewer’s voice asks, “Do you know what the current size of the national debt is?”
A self-consciously stiff college student on camera responds, “Three-trillion dollars?”
“Well, actually the answer is ten-trillion dollars,” the voice declares.
Graduate student Neil Mehta’s demographic research reveals surprising findings on issues of obesity and immigrant health in the U.S.Priya Ratneshwar
By most measures, the health of people in the United States has been improving over the years.
Historian Richard Beeman’s new book explores the making of the American Constitution.Priya Ratneshwar
In his new book, Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor of History Richard Beeman provides a day-by-day account of the struggle to create a frame of government unlike anything the world had ever seen.
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