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Dissertation on Early 20th-century Cairo Coffeehouses Leads Penn Ph.D. Student to Egyptian and British Spy Reports
June 19, 2017
During his “archival world tour” throughout the Middle East and Europe, University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate Alon Tam turned to a unique source of information for his dissertation on 19th- and early 20th-century Cairo coffeehouses: Egyptian and British spy reports. The intelligence documents offer new insights about Egypt’s political history and provide a unique perspective on the Egyptian Revolution of 1919.
Penn Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail
June 12, 2017
Anyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Although this opinion was the consensus among most political-opinion leaders and media, something clearly went wrong with these prediction tools.
Two Penn Ph.D. Students Awarded 2017 Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
June 5, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania doctoral students, Devin Curry and Nabeel Hamid, have been awarded dissertation completion fellowships for 2017-18 from the American Council of Learned Societies. Each student is completing a degree in the Philosophy Department of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Penn Study Links Heart Rate to Gender Gap in Criminal Offending
May 30, 2017
In the field of criminology, it is well established that men engage in more crime than women. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior.
Population Association of America Honors Penn Prof With Irene B. Taeuber Award
May 10, 2017
Jere R. Behrman, a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center, has received the biennial Irene B. Taeuber Award of the Population Association of America. The Taeuber Award recognizes researchers who have made an important and original contribution to the scientific study of population, or have an accumulated record of innovative research.
Penn Professor Nancy Hirschmann Looks at Intersection of Disability and Feminism Through a Unique Lens
April 27, 2017
University of Pennsylvania professor Nancy Hirschmann studies how disability and feminism intersect from a unique perspective, that of a political theorist. She directs the Program on Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Penn’s Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality & Women.
Penn Professor Diana Mutz Awarded 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship
April 26, 2017
Diana Mutz, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Antoinette Zoumanigui and Selamawit Bekele of Penn to Educate Youth in Senegal
April 18, 2017
In the streets of Senegal, young boys beg for food and money, but two students from the University of Pennsylvania are working to address this issue through Project Y.V.E.T.A., Youth for Vocational Education and Training in Agriculture.
Visualizing Future Doesn’t Increase Delayed Gratification, Penn Study Shows
April 13, 2017
Some people are more impulsive than others. University of Pennsylvania researchers Joseph Kable and Trishala Parthasarathi wanted to understand why and whether that quality could change within an individual.
Four Penn Professors Honored With 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 10, 2017
University of Pennsylvania professors Robert Aronowitz, Rita Copeland, Daniel J. Mindiola and Daniel K. Richter have been awarded 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.