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Penn Political Scientist Rudra Sil Reconsiders Russia
January 3, 2018
Rudra Sil, the director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business in the School of Arts and Sciences, does research in the fields of comparative and international politics with a special interest in Russian and post-communist studies, Russian foreign policy and United States-Russia relations.
Penn Student Dave Joseph Succeeds With Drive, Determination and the Support of Others
January 3, 2018
By Julie McWilliams If Dave Joseph becomes prime minister of his native Jamaica one day, he will have achieved a long-time goal despite experiencing tragedy there. He says the island is a vital part of who he is and that it drives him to succeed.
LGBQ Adolescents at Much Greater Risk of Suicide than Heterosexual Counterparts
December 19, 2017
In the Journal of the American Medical Association, May Wharton graduate Theodore L. Caputi published findings showing that adolescents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning are much more likely to consider, plan or attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. Though similar conclusions have been reported, Caputi and colleagues used a unique methodology that updates the findings in a new way.
Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Sciences Career Prospects
December 14, 2017
Nine American research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities and career prospects. The institutions formed the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science in response to the focus of many new Ph.D.s. solely on a limited number of traditional faculty positions and to the lack of good marketplace information on training and career options for talented life scientists.
Penn Students Take on Peace, Water and Climate, First in Norway and Next in Ghana
December 11, 2017
One way to learn about climate change is to read about it, exploring the scientific literature, perusing science news and combing through reams of relevant data. Another way is to experience it firsthand. A trio of University of Pennsylvania students elected for the latter approach during the International Youth Peace Conference, held this fall in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
Mitchell and Margo Blutt Endow Professorships at Three Penn Schools
December 5, 2017
Mitchell J. Blutt, C’78, M’82, WG’87, and Margo Krody Blutt have made a gift of $4.5 million, including matching funds, to endow three Presidential Professorships across the University of Pennsylvania. The Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Professorships will be held by faculty members in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton School. Presidential Professorships are awarded to exceptional scholars, at any rank, who contribute to faculty eminence through diversity. 
Penn Senior Wins Third-annual Schwarzman Scholarship
December 4, 2017
Wharton senior Eric Tse of Beijing, has been awarded a Schwarzman Scholarship, which will fund one year of graduate study leading to a master’s degree in global affairs at China’s Tsinghua University.
Student Fellow Examines Effect of Emerging Technologies on Warfare
December 1, 2017
By Julie McWilliams Smartphone apps have become ubiquitous, an important part of most people's daily lives. Drones have become a useful tool for many businesses, such as construction, photography, real estate and sports programs. Both are de rigeur for troops in combat.
Penn Junior Jack Stack Is Pursuing His Paleontological Dream
November 28, 2017
Some paleontologists travel far and wide to seek new fossils — to the desert Southwest of the United States, remote regions of China or the farthest tip of Argentina. University of Pennslyvania student Jack Stack, on the other hand, made his first paleontological discoveries much closer to home. At home, in fact.
A New Take on the Discussion of Domestic Violence
November 28, 2017
On a recent afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania, Robb Carter explored domestic violence using an unusual approach. At the monthly Women of Color at Penn Noontime Networking Lunch Series, more than 30 people listened as Carter discussed “Domestic Abuse: A Look From the Abusive Male Perspective” as he tried to answer one question that always emerges: Why?