School of Arts & Sciences

Exploring anxiety and social change

Sociology professor Jason Schnittker teaches the course Anxious Times: Social Change and Fear, based on a book he wrote. Through a data-sensitive approach, students study anxiety and mental health.

Erica Moser

Finding light in dark times

Professors Deven Patel and Steven Weitzman in the School of Arts & Sciences discuss why Diwali and Hanukkah, both festivals of lights, can act as symbols of hope.

Michele W. Berger

Violence and stigmatized heroes

The new SNF Paideia course taught by Tyson Smith looks at incarcerated veterans and their experiences to understand the intersection of the military, criminal justice, and health.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

France 24

Climate conspiracy theories flourish ahead of COP28

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the rise of climate disinformation was organized and orchestrated by opponents of reforms.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Princeton and Penn scientists win Philly award for their climate change work

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences has won the 2023 John Scott Award for his work to address climate change.


USA Today

Global warming update: Earth briefly surpasses key climate threshold for first time

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that global temperatures should be measured in much longer increments than individual days, weeks, or even a year.


Thanks to climate change, autumn will never be the same

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says later frosts will mean that mosquitos and disease-carrying pests like ticks will persist further into autumn.


Providence Journal

Do safe injection sites increase crime rates? What a study our of Brown University found

A study in collaboration with Aaron Chalfin of the School of Arts & Sciences indicates that overdose prevention centers do not lead to increased neighborhood crime rates.