Faculty Archive

  • In the field of criminology, it is well established that men commit more crime than women. A Penn study published recently in the journal Criminology is the first to demonstrate that men’s lower resting heart rate partly explains their higher rate of criminal offending.

  • The midwater region of the ocean is the largest habitat by volume in the world, making up 99 percent of Earth’s livable space. It’s home to a myriad of occupants, many of which have evolved peculiar abilities to allow them to survive.

  • In the past few decades, western medicine has become more cognizant of the need to maintain whole-body health and to nurture the mind, body and spirit. This evolution of modern medical science owes much to ancient medical traditions like Ayurveda, which was founded with such wellness philosophies three millennia ago. However, the integration of ideas is never one-way. In his book, Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science, recounts the historical evidence for how western medical devices became included in the practice of modern Ayurveda medicine.

  • We spoke with Jeffrey Green, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, about the goals and programming of the new educational hub.

  • Former Civil Rights Commission Chair Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and a professor of history and Africana studies, reflects on then and now.

  • Emilio Parrado, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, discusses the repeal of DACA.

  • Man's best friend has always been a hero of film, literature, and visual art.

  • We asked English Professor David Wallace—and his mum—about the death of Princess Diana 20 years ago.

  • A Penn Arts and Sciences grant allows faculty and students to work with impacted communities in Pennsylvania to decrease lead exposure.

  • The Department of Criminology's new Fact Check site unmasks false claims surrounding the criminal justice system.

  • Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science, discusses the melding of medicinal practices.

  • Penn faculty and students discuss the significance of the 2017 solar eclipse.

  • Julia Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science, discusses public health and international health policy.

  • Multimedia bonus content section for the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of OMNIA magazine.

  • Virtual reality is here. In fact, it’s everywhere. Beyond video games, it is helping therapists to treat PTSD, allowing medical students to do virtual operations, and letting engineers test vehicle safety before the car is built.

  • English Professor Michael Gamer on why Jane Austen may be more popular than ever, two centuries after her death.

  • To better understand the mass movement of populations across the globe, Penn social science faculty are interpreting data, analyzing the effect of immigration on sending and receiving countries, and untangling the many complexities of immigration today.

  • Joyce’s novel inspires Bloomsday celebrations and creative student work.

  • Irina Marinov, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, offers her perspective.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences faculty wear robes rooted in medieval tradition.

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