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A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

In the News

U.S. News & World Report

How to study climate change in college

Yvette Bordeaux and Kristine Rabberman of the School of Arts and Sciences’ College of Liberal and Professional Studies spoke about the educational opportunities surrounding the study of climate change.


USA Today

As sea levels rise, is Philadelphia International Airport in danger from storm surge?

Billy Fleming of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design explained why many airports are at risk of flooding as climate change progresses. “We build most of our big international airports in some of our lowest-lying places because at the time of building, that land was very cheap,” he said. “This is the logic of land development in most of the United States: to put all of the things we want out of sight and out of mind in our most vulnerable landscapes.”


The Washington Post

New study in ‘Science’: Medieval Catholicism explains the differences between cultures to this day

Coren Apicella of the School of Arts and Sciences commented on a new study that found a correlation between countries with longer histories of exposure to Catholicism and lower measures of kinship intensity. “This is the only theory that I am aware of that attempts to explain broad patterns of human psychology on a global scale,” she said.


The Atlantic

What your Facebook posts say about your mental health

Sharath Chandra Guntuku of the Center for Digital Health and Lyle Ungar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science spoke about a study they authored that measured loneliness in Twitter posts.


The New York Times

Is politics a war of ideas or of us against them?

Yphtach Lelkes of the Annenberg School for Communication said that while it’s hard to disentangle ideology from partisanship when looking at political polarization, the larger pattern appears to be that “ideology driving partisanship only seems to be occurring among those that are most aware of politics, while partisanship driving ideology seems to be happening among everyone.”