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The long road to finding and translating Kerouac’s French writings.[...]
With an innovation portfolio that ranges from medical devices to folding bicycles to social-impact enterprises to junk food, Wharton professor Karl Ulrich has every justification to bask in entrepreneurial mystique. Only that’s exactly what he sets out to demolish in the classroom. [...]
This essay could be better.[...]
SP2 and IUR weigh in on what the 2016 election should be about.[...]
First Bioethics Film Festival focuses on “authority and rebellion.” [...]
Computer scientists working to debug software using mathematics.[...]
From matchbook-sized models of living human organs to the surprising alternative-energy implications of symbiotic giant clams, the work of three new faculty members represents the changing face of bioscience at Penn.[...]
PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts exposes how the myth of biologically distinct races—forged in the era of slavery—continues to poison the present, affecting attitudes and policies on everything from child welfare to medical treatment.[...]
Scott Barry Kaufman has been called “the leading empirical creativity researcher of his generation.” Now he wants to use the tools he’s developed to unleash the “quiet potential” of vulnerable people—including kids like him—and help them flourish.[...]
Karen Rile C’80 wields Cleaver.[...]
Cinema studies’ Peter Decherney on Hollywood history.[...]
Historic preservation studio challenges neighborhood assumptions.[...]
Q&A on sociologist David Grazian’s American Zoo. [...]
Penn Law professor, legal scholar, and novelist Kermit Roosevelt III is doing his best to live up to the family name—including, in his latest book, by tackling cousin Franklin’s executive order authorizing the confinement of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II.[...]
Fellow wanderers.[...]
In Risky Medicine, History and Sociology of Science Professor Robert Aronowitz argues that today’s fixation on diagnosing and managing risk factors rather than treating diseases leads to anxiety and stress, over-diagnosis of conditions and overuse of drugs, and radical treatments that are unnecessary or harmful. [...]
One hundred years after a Penn professor was famously fired for his political views, a campus symposium on academic freedom wrestled with a familiar question: Are universities still homes of free speech and inquiry?[...]
David Casarett used to just say No when his hospice and palliative-care patients asked about using medical marijuana as a treatment or to relieve their symptoms. After researching and writing his new book, Stoned, his answer is “a lot more nuanced.”[...]
Thomas Hong, Penn Symphony Orchestra’s new director.[...]
Courtly Treasures at the Arthur Ross Gallery.[...]