The New Climate Advocates

From mayors and MBAs to lawyers and landscape architects, the face of climate change activism is changing. At Penn, a mix of pragmatic thinking and visionary ambition has sparked a sense that what is urgent might also be achievable.

Good By Design

Despite all evidence to the contrary, “the world is getting better,” argues physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis. It’s in our genes.

Unconditional Pavlov

Daniel Todes spent 25 years researching and writing his epochal biography of Ivan Pavlov. The result is a science historian’s answer to Tolstoy, Turgenev, and Dr. Zhivago.

Untangling Alzheimer’s

A remarkable collection of Penn scientists, led by Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski, is attacking the merciless affliction known as Alzheimer’s, along with other neurodegenerative diseases. But the clock is ticking.