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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.[...]
Monument Lab memorializes sculptor Terry Adkins.[...]
Q&A: Marie Gottschalk on America’s sky-high incarceration rate.[...]
English Professor Suvir Kaul on Kashmir’s rich poetry and tragic politics.[...]
Penn Medicine’s Frances E. Jensen is a leader in studying how the brain develops and what that means for learning, behavior, and the treatment of disease at different ages. For her book on the teenage brain, she drew on the latest neuroscience findings—and the experiment going on in her own home.[...]
Terrible suffering, strikingly dissimilar. A Tale of Two Plantations.[...]
Jonathan Moreno on “J.L.,” his psychodrama-founding father.[...]
An emeritus professor of sociology recalls his political and intellectual evolution.[...]
Even in the era of Big Science, some of the greatest discoveries start with someone—Penn physics professor and Nobel contender Charles Kane, for instance—just sitting in a room and thinking.[...]
Q&A with Iraq expert Brendan O’Leary.[...]
Bioengineering professor Danielle Bassett wins “genius” grant.[...]
Deirdre Murphy GFA’00’s panoramic Sky Paintings.[...]
The Penn alumna and English professor—survivor of two rapes while an undergraduate—has become a lauded scholar and teacher and a leading activist in the effort to end violence against women and girls. [...]
There’s a rich music in the poetry of Gregory Djanikian C’71, along with hard-won wisdom, a generous spirit, and a “clarity that does not negate complication.” [...]
Strong Penn presence at Whitney Biennial.[...]