September 3, 2020Saachi Datta is Combining Her Passion for Religion and Science
Saachi Datta, wants to be a physician. Her religious studies and biology majors prepare her for that, while also deepening lifelong passions. Recently, she co-authored a peer-reviewed article that combined her interests and found that in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, positive religious coping behaviors correlate with better health outcomes than those experienced by patients with coping behaviors negatively influenced by religion (e.g. holding a punitive view of religion) as well as those with nonreligious coping behaviors.
September 3, 2020Radio Magic with Sophomore Leanna Tilitei
As a summer intern for ‘World Cafe,’ sophomore Leanna Tilitei worked remotely as a member of the programming team helping to produce the ‘nation’s most listened-to-public radio music program.’ “I was very pleased that I had a lot of responsibilities, not just tasks but work that was essential to have the show air,” says Tilitei, who participated in the internship from her family’s home in Yonkers, New York. “I was busy the whole time.”
September 3, 2020Joseph Earl Thomas’ Memoir Draws On Family and Fantasy Fiction
Joseph Earl Thomas a Ph.D. student in the English department in the School of Arts & Sciences. Thomas explores his childhood in a memoir-in-progress, written in the third person, called “Reality Marble.” An excerpt from the book won the 2020 Chautauqua Janus Prize, which recognizes an emerging writer’s single work of short fiction or nonfiction.
August 27, 2020Bringing Green, Healing Spaces to The Streets of West Philadelphia
This summer, Alice Cochrane, a rising junior majoring in architecture from Harare, Zimbabwe, completed a summer internship with One Art, an “urban eco arts village” and community center. One Art, currently in its third year of participating in SHIP, is a Black- and brown-owned-and-operated organization whose goal is to provide a safe and inspirational space for arts, educational, and cultural programs. Along with serving as a community hub for events and activities, the One Art Oasis also provides the community with access to green spaces as part of its urban farm, along with programming focused on sustainability, organic farming, waste reduction, and building with recycled materials.
August 27, 2020Register to Vote and Go Vote!
We encourage everyone to both register and to vote in the fall elections if you are eligible. If not, speak out to those who are voting, share your perspectives on the issues and advocate for the candidates you support. This is a democracy and we have agency in that process. People risked their lives for the right to vote and have a voice in this country.