Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.
A team from the University of Pennsylvania has been named the winner of the fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition hosted by the City of Philadelphia. The winning team, Elizabeth Farwell and Alounso Gilzene, are both students in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
Figuring out the necessary composition and internal structure to create the unusual properties of metamaterials is a challenge but new research, borrowing concepts from binary computing, presents a way of simplifying things.
University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”
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Marybeth Gasman and doctoral students Andrés Castro Samayoa, Thai-Huy Nguyen, Felecia Commodore, William Boland of the Graduate School of Education write about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Data Dashboard.
Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on food aversions.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses President Obama’s response to Ferguson.
Susan Wachter of the Wharton School says, “We have a lot of young, creditworthy families who are being kept out of the market.”
Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses developments in Ferguson, Mo., and race relations.