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At Penn, Robust Undergraduate Seminar Takes Students to India
February 12, 2018
Nearly 8,000 miles from the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia, seven students immersed themselves in “The Performing Arts of Modern South India” through a year-long course that included a 12-day visit to India and continues through the spring. During the fall semester on campus, the students reviewed the development of the performing arts in pre- and post-colonial South India, such as Bharatanāṭyam dance and Karṇāṭak music. In addition, they wrestled with questions surrounding citizenship, caste politics, law, marginalization and disenfranchisement.
Better Knowledge of Evolution Leads to Greater Acceptance of the Concept
February 7, 2018
Prevailing theories about evolution state that belief in the concept is tied only to a person’s politics or religion. But according to new research from Michael Weisberg and Deena Weisberg of the School of Arts and Sciences, whether Americans accept or reject the subject also depends on how well they understand it. 
Penn Presents 2018 Annual Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
January 4, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania will honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with film screenings, lectures, workshops, panel discussions and musical performances during its 23rd Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, Jan. 15-31.                                                       Organized by the African-American Resource Center at Penn, all MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public; however, registration is required for some events.
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.
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.
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.
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?