PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.
Since 2006, PIW has facilitated internship placements for Penn students who benefit from the internship database on the PIW website, counsel from the program director and in some cases a helping hand from an alumnus.
PHILADELPHIA – Annette Lareau has been named president-elect of the American Sociological Association. She is the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor of Social Sciences in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences’ sociology department.
Following a year of service as president-elect, Lareau’s term as president will begin in August 2013. In the meantime, she will chair the 2014 Program Committee that will shape the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting, in San Francisco.
PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.
Fernando Montero of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the stop-and-frisk tactic.
Collaborative research from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and other universities about how cooperation can trump competition in monkeys is spotlighted.