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Ideas to App Store Workshop
5 - 7 p.m. @ The ExCITe Center
"Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice"
7:30 - 8:45 p.m. @ The Free Library of Philadelphia
STEAM Saturday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ The Dornsife Center
Mega-Bad Movie Night: Deep Blue Sea
5:30 - 9 p.m. @ The Academy of Natural Sciences
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New Courses
This fall, examine the problems and debates in U.S. health care, discuss the politics of LGBT rights, or discover the mysterious in the familiar in our new courses.
VIDEO: GEO on the Go
Want to know what class is like for one of our BEES majors? Tag along with freshman Marina Jackson as she captures her Geoscience 103 class trip to the Poconos!
Do Insects Share Brain Power?
A new study on wasps, led by BEES prof Sean O’Donnell, PhD, suggests that as social behavior evolved, brain regions grew smaller for central cognitive processing in social insect species.
Jurassic World
If you've turned on your TV recently, you've probably seen lots "Jurassic World" hype. Ken Lacovara, PhD, explains what the box office hit got wrong (and right) in an interview with LiveScience, and he jokes whether a Jurassic world is a good idea with GQ.
Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome
The thickness of the brain’s cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome, according to a study led by psychology prof Nancy Raitano Lee, PhD.
Faculty Award Winners
Congratulations to the outstanding faculty members whose contributions to research and teaching enrich our community and advance the reputation of our University.
Meet Prof Gwen Ottinger
Gwen Ottinger, PhD, joined the College last fall as an assistant professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Society. In this Q&A, we find out what made her switch career paths from engineering to academia, and how the question “Who decides?” shaped her research interests.
Mimi Sheller PhD, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Roskilde University, Denmark.
Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, assistant research professor of psychology, received a $577,549 NIH grant for the project “Addressing Weight History to Improve Behavioral Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa.”
The Dr. Susan S. Kilham Environmental Laboratory at the Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station was named in honor of Susan Kilham, PhD, professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, for her commitment to research and to the education and training of students. A support fund was also named in her honor that will provide much needed equipment and supplies for the instruction of future scientists.
Meghann Galloway, psychology PhD candidate, mentored by Naomi Goldstein, PhD, was named the 2015 recipient of the Carol Williams-Nickelson Award for Women’s Leadership and Scholarship in Women’s Issues by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.
David Ambrose, PhD, associate department head of mathematics, received a $35,000 grant from the Simons Foundation for the project "Free Surface Problems in Fluid Dynamics."
Hugo Woerdman, PhD, professor of mathematics, received a $35,000 grant from the Simons Foundation for the project "The Multivariable Schur Class and Determinantal Representations."
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