- Apr 18 11:02AM
- Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space
blurb:By analyzing accounts of awe that result from seeing Earth from space, David Yaden and Johannes Eichstaedt of the University of Pennsylvania delve deep into the psychology of astronauts.
Picture Earth at the center of a frame. The planet looks unassuming, a fleck, its blue-and-white marbling stark against a black interstellar backdrop. Yet the image likely evokes some reaction.
Now imagine seeing this view from space.
Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed by what they describe ... Read More
- Apr 12 10:29AM
- Penn Design’s Cecil Balmond Awarded 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal
Cecil Balmond is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. He is professor of practice in architecture and the former Paul Philippe Cret Chair of Architecture in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.
Balmond is among four honorees recognized in architecture, law, citizen leadership and global innovation.
Balmond is an internationally renowned artist, architect, writer and structural engineer. Before setting up Balmond Studio in 2011, he was deputy chairman of the international multi-disciplinary engineering firm Arup. He also chaired Arup’s European Building Division and ran the critically acclaimed design group Advanced Geometry Unit. His pioneering work with the AGU and his collaborations with internationally renowned architects brought his design philosophy to the world. At Penn, he founded the Non-Linear Systems Organization, ... Read More
- Apr 5 10:33AM
- Penn Senior Vaishak Kumar to Launch Agriculture Extension Project in India
blurb:(This is the first in a series of features introducing the 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners.) After he graduates next month, Vaishak Kumar, 22, a senior political science major, who grew up in an Indian farming community in the state of Karnataka, India will return to his homeland to launch the NESARA agriculture extension project.
(This is the first in a series of features introducing the 2016 President's Engagement Prize winners.)
With the majority of India’s labor force dependent on agriculture for a ... Read More