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Population Studies Center: In the News

Meeting of Minds

With the Penn Alumni Reading Club,Camille Z. Charles of the Center for Africana Studies delivers intellectual engagement directly to alumni—and the public in an Omnia article.

--December 7, 2018

Emmanuel Souza awarded the Judith Rodin Fellowship

Emmanuel Francis Souza has been awarded a Judith Rodin Fellowship for the 2018-19 year. This award is to support the work of distinguished Ph.D. students in the social sciences. Congratulations!

--December 6, 2018

A Global Rhodes for Penn

Adamseged Abebe has been awarded a prestigious fellowship: the inaugural Global Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is one of two chosen from countries around the world for the new honor, which allows exceptional students who are from countries not historically eligible. Adam joined the Malawi Project in the field in 2017 for the MLSFH-Mature Adults Cohort (MLSFH-MAC) Aging Study and data collection supervised by Iliana Kohler.

--December 6, 2018

The Temptation of Now

Angela Lee Duckworth was interviewed on Choiceology podcast with Katy Milkman about why its so tempting to make short-sighted decisions and how we can exert more self-control.

--December 6, 2018

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Anita Lai – Staff

The PSC staff recently won the 2018 School of Arts & Sciences Staff Recognition Award. In an effort to (re)introduce the staff, services provided, and professional interests, the PSC will be putting the spotlight on each staff member, beginning with Anita Lai.

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Quartet Pilot Project Competition

The annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Take a look at past Pilot Projects here.