Lauren Sallan of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for her research and paper, “Body-size reduction in vertebrates following the end-Devonian mass extinction.”
Penn in the News
Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for leading a tour of the Working Dog Center for two senators.
Penn Museum’s Katharyn Hanson says, “It is vitally important that we remember that the built cultural heritage of a place is deeply connected to a local population’s sense of identity.”
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on racial tensions on college campuses and the lack of action from college presidents.
Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares his thoughts on veterans facing homelessness.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education pens an op-ed about the power of student-athletes of color on college campuses.
The Department of Public Safety honored 5-year-old Logan Mast for donating a gift basket to the department’s K-9 officer.
Penn students are highlighted for launching the Francophone Community Partnership with Henry Lea Elementary School.
Research by Katherine Milkman and alumnus Jihae Shin of the Wharton School about how backup plans may cause a person to be less motivated is cited.
Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about evidence that supports the theory that Alzheimer’s disease can be worsened by sleep deprivation.
Students are highlighted for participating in the Mr. and Ms. Penn bodybuilding competition.
David Asch and Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for studying how monetary incentives can help patients take medicine to help reduce health issues.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education says that southern state governments have a long history of not supporting historically black colleges and universities.
Rex Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a study that revealed the impact of brisk walking on body mass indexes and waist circumference when compared to people who played sports or exercised in the gym.
Doctoral candidate Emma Harrison and undergraduate student Aria Kovalovich of the School of Arts & Sciences are featured for researching endogeic worms.
Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on visceral fat.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited for his research on ambiversion.
Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for studying electrical brain stimulation.
Rom Schrift of the Wharton School says, “Maybe there’s a sweet spot where we can actually use constraints in a way that will actually help us.”
Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for researching how pessimism is not good for health.