At Penn, teaching students the language, culture and history of the Arab world has been part of the University’s curriculum for more than 200 years. In 1788, the University established what would become the nation’s oldest professorship of the Arabic language. Professor Roger Allen, who came to Penn in 1968, has served in the post for 43 years.
PHILADELPHIA -- Douglas Jerolmack, a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the American Geophysical Union’s first Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award. Established in 2009 by AGU’s Earth and Planetary Surface Processes focus group, the award honors geomorphologist and hydrologist Luna B. Leopold.
PHILADELPHIA — When semiconductor nanorods are exposed to light, they blink in a seemingly random pattern. By clustering nanorods together, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that their combined “on” time is increased dramatically providing new insight into this mysterious blinking behavior.
David Sarwer of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses why someone might get a divorce after having bariatric surgery.
Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his sea-level rise research.
PHILADELPHIA — An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.
Davesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his views on who receive kerosene subsidies.
PHILADELPHIA – A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a program, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world’s most successful patient-safety programs.