David Yaden of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on being the lead author of a study, “The Overview Effect: Awe and Self-transcendent Experience in Space Flight.”
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education answers listeners’ questions about the impact of living in “better” school district areas on a student’s college admissions chances.
Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the resurgence of singer Nina Simone in the media.
Penn’s newly completed Stephen A. Levin building which will house the psychology, biology and behavioral sciences departments is profiled.
Joyce White of the Penn Museum is interviewed about the Ban Chiang Project.
Christina Simeone of the School of Design’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy comments on how Philadelphia’s ozone levels do not meet federal standards.
Collaborative research about diversity and bachelor’s degree awardees from the Graduate School of Education’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy is cited.
Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about life expectancy trends.
President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners.
Michel Guillot of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the reports of the life expectancy of white women decreasing in America is more troublesome when put into a global context.
John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research that investigates whether sterile laboratory mice are good models for the human immune system.
The new Pennovation Center is highlighted for encouraging health care innovators to utilize the shared-space wet lab.
Cary Coglianese of the Law School comments on the impact of a Supreme Court case, regarding immigration, on how federal agencies operate.
Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the FBI turning to a third party to crack encryption.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions weighs in on how high school graduates can manage the college decision process.
A study conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, which revealed that using social media while watching debates was linked to lesser understanding of the candidates’ stances is cited.
Undergraduate Madhavi Muralidharan compares the length of time U.S. physician hopefuls spend in medical education to students in the United Kingdom, India and several European countries.
Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine explains how a new cholesterol drug works on patients.
Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about why presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeals to Independent voters.
Research from the Graduate School of Education on the disproportionate rates of suspension and expulsion for black students in southern states is cited.