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Sociologist Emilio Parrado discusses the demographic relationship between fertility and immigration.Blake Cole
This past August, Professor of Sociology Emilio Parrado was part of a team awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the interaction between immigration and fertility. Using existing population data and new analytics methods, Parrado, also the department chair, seeks to refine the way U.S.
Remembering Annenberg Professor of History Michael Katz.Susan Ahlborn
“My most valued colleague, Michael B. Katz, just passed away after a long struggle with cancer. I already miss him terribly,” Thomas Sugrue wrote on his Facebook page August 24. Sugrue, the David Boies Professor of History, went on, “He was a model mentor and scholar, someone who fearlessly engaged the world outside the academy.
Sophomore Brianna Krejci investigates the cemeteries of historic Germantown.Blake ColeBy 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?
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.
Doctoral student Justin Landy studies stressful decision-making scenarios.Abigail Meisel
Consider this dilemma: A pandemic of a new and virulent influenza is sweeping the United States, and there is a scarcity of the only antiviral agent that can save lives. You are a physician in an emergency room with a single dose of this drug, and are evaluating three patients: a 35-year-old, a 10-year-old, and an infant. All are acutely ill, but you can administer the drug to only one.
Associate Professor of Linguistics Julie Legate examines language structures.Blake Cole
While foreign languages can seem bafflingly different from English on the surface, Julie Legate, Associate Professor of Linguistics, says seemingly divergent languages have more in common than we think. Discovering the commonalities, though, often requires a close examination of the way meaning is structured in each language.
Undergraduates look under the hood of democracy in the new Penn Program for Opinion Research and Election Studies.Susan Ahlborn
From opinions of the Hobby Lobby decision to top contenders in the 2016 presidential race, we’re peppered daily by poll results, many produced by biased sources. Citizens may be jaded, confused, or just exhausted by all the information, but Associate Professor of Political Science John Lapinski argues that polling plays a vital role in democracy.
Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World doctoral candidate Lucas Stephens uses an advanced aerial photography system to map an ancient city.Blake Cole
When Lucas Stephens needed assistance in surveying the Gordion archeological site in central Turkey, he turned to a revolutionary technological ally: the Phantom 2 Vision + Quadcopter.
A faculty panel discusses events in Ukraine and some possible futures.Susan Ahlborn
The situation in Ukraine is seen as the most urgent crisis in the world today, reminding some of the lead up to World War II. What got us here? And is there a way out? Faculty from Penn Arts and Sciences convened Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine: A Faculty Roundtable to look at the events in eastern Europe from a variety of vantage points. Here are some of the topics covered:
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