Brendan O’Leary: Whatever you say, say everything
The political science professor’s career, from aiding in the negotiating of peace in Northern Ireland to advising the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, has been guided by a simple principle: Say exactly what you mean.
An Alzheimer’s research pioneer, right here at Penn
Virginia Man-Yee Lee, a professor and researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine, is the 2020 recipient of a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, earning $3 million for her innovative, inspiring work that could one day cure various neurodegenerative diseases.
Engaging Minds showcases best part of Penn in New York
Penn Alumni’s Dec. 14 event featured a trio of impressive faculty: Michael Weisberg, Sarah J. Jackson, and Duncan Watts.
Dorothy Roberts on prison abolition constitutionalism
In “Abolition Constitutionalism,” the Penn Law professor argues that prison abolitionists can “reinvigorate abolition constitutionalism” by using the Reconstruction Amendments.
Side gigs for good, part two
In a second installment of “side gigs” stories, meet four more Penn employees whose after-work endeavors go above and beyond.
Penn sends largest ever delegation to UN climate conference
At COP 25, representatives from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Perry World House, Penn IUR, and elsewhere discuss global climate challenges.
Revolving door politics: Can a U.S. president rejoin an international treaty?
A new article by Penn Law Professor Jean Galbraith illuminates how and why future presidents can use their power to reenter the same international agreements the current president is withdrawing from, without returning to Congress for renewed advice and consent.
Side gigs for good
After putting in a full, impactful day at work at Penn, some faculty and staff fill their spare hours with endeavors that make a difference.
Herman Beavers’ balancing act of creativity and educational innovation
The professor of English and Africana studies is defined by his artistic curiosity and commitment to community building as a teacher and mentor.
Three Penn faculty named 2019 AAAS Fellows
Three from Penn have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s newest class of Fellows: Carolyn Gibson of the School of Dental Medicine, Sampath Kannan of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Ellen Puré of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
In the News
Vaping Study Earns $175,000 Prize for Chadds Ford Teen
Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) scholar Natalia Orlovsky worked with mentor Jeffrey Field of the Perelman School of Medicine to research the effects of vaping on human lung cells.
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Crypto.com Is Not for Sale
After purchasing the domain name crypto.com in 1993, Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science has had to repeatedly fend off attempts by cryptocurrency enthusiasts to purchase the website for upwards of seven figures. Blaze has refused to sell, warning against the use of cryptocurrency as “investment vehicles.”
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