What is ‘guaranteed income’?
A Q&A with Amy Castro Baker, an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice and co-principal investigator of a new study examining the impacts of guaranteed income.
A conversation with Mark Kocent
University Architect Mark Kocent discusses his new role, 16 years at Penn, and the vision behind Penn Connects.
In Hong Kong, a new round in the long-standing clash over law, autonomy, and democracy
Political scientist Jacques deLisle explains what spurred the latest conflict, and whether the desire to end it could prompt mainland China to intervene with force.
Q&A with mathematician Tony Pantev
Penn Today interviewed the math department’s incoming chair to learn about his longtime passion for geometry and his hopes for the future of contemporary math research.
Iron Man: The engineer who became a superhero
A Q&A with Marc Miskin and James Pikul about the real-world tech and practical limitations that underly Tony Stark’s superpowered suit.
Is Huawei a national security threat?
Christopher Yoo, professor of law, communication, and computer and information science, describes why the Chinese technology company has become a hot topic of conversation in national security circles.
Advice-giving benefits the person sharing guidance
In a Q&A, Wharton postdoc Lauren Eskreis-Winkler discusses new findings that signal it may be time to shift how we think about motivation and achievement.
The role of UN ambassador, explained
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, distinguished global leader-in-residence at Perry World House, describes the workings of the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.—and whether it matters that it’s no longer of cabinet status.
Wharton prof explains Facebook’s new currency
Wharton Professor Kevin Werbach explains Libra: whether it’s actually a cryptocurrency, Facebook’s interest in it, and looming regulatory challenges.
The chemistry behind fireworks
A Q&A with inorganic chemist Eric Schelter about the chemical reactions that create explosive displays and how different metals are used to create bright and brilliant colors.