- May 5 3:52PM
- Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Penn Research Shows
blurb:In preschoolers, proper nutrition positively affects social development, a connection discovered by Jianghong Liu of Nursing and Medicine and PIK Professor Adrian Raine.
Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child’s social behaviors and development.
That’s the main finding of a new study from two University of Pennsylvania researchers: Jianghong Liu, an associate professor in Penn’s School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine, and Adrian Raine, the Richard Perry University Professor of ... Read More
- 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