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Penn’s Rogers Smith Selected as President-Elect of American Political Science Association
September 8, 2017
Rogers Smith has been named as the American Political Science Association’s president-elect for the 2017-2018 term. He is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Attracting International Students, Penn Welcomes the World
September 7, 2017
Today, more than 5,000 international students call the University of Pennsylvania’s campus their academic home. This year, the number of undergraduate international student applications increased by 10 percent and on Aug. 28 Penn welcomed a freshman class with students from 72 countries.
Penn Undergrad Examines Borderline Personality Disorder, Impulsive Decision-Making
September 5, 2017
This summer, Christeen Samuel, a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania from New York City, spent 10 weeks in western Germany using technology to observe how the brain changes when a person makes an impulsive, aggressive choice, such as road rage.
University of Pennsylvania Names Calvin Bland Fellows
September 5, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and young men of color.
Hurricane Season and Relief Efforts: Expert Comment From the University of Pennsylvania
August 31, 2017
Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.
A Conversation with Peter Dougherty, 2017-18 Fox Family Pavilion Scholar and Distinguished Senior Fellow
August 31, 2017
Peter Dougherty, the Fox Family Pavilion Scholar and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program talks about his fellowship, his return to Philadelphia after 12 years directing Princeton University Press, and the future of scholarly books in the world of publishing.
Penn Doctoral Student Conducts Anthropological Study of Science
August 30, 2017
Growing up in Indianapolis, Lizzie Oakley’s family didn’t take beach vacations. Instead, they traveled to historic sites and explored state parks and antique shops around Indiana. This, says the Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, inspired her to pursue a career related to history.
Peter Decherney Appointed Faculty Director of Penn Online Learning Initiative
August 30, 2017
Peter Decherney has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of cinema studies and English in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences.
Oldenburg’s ‘Split Button’ Sculpture at Penn Refurbished
August 28, 2017
A legendary University of Pennsylvania landmark has undergone a makeover.
Rocking the Vote at Penn
August 24, 2017
During New Student Orientation at the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of Government and Community Affairs, in conjunction with Philadelphia City Commissioners Office, offered a hands-on, interactive experience as part of their voter registration and education activities, Aug. 22-23. OGCA set up a real voting booth in Houston Hall, allowing students an opportunity to step into the action.