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Population Studies Center: In the News

Atheendar Venkataramani To Speak At SXSW Conference 2019

PSC researcher, Atheendar Venkataramani, has just been announced as a speaker at next year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

--October 18, 2018

Daniel Polsky and Rachel Werner are newly elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Four professors are joining the elite ranks of the National Academy of Medicine, elected for their “accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.” The new members are the Perelman School of Medicine’s Susan Domchek and Marie Celeste Simon, as well as Daniel Polsky and Rachel Werner, who also have appointments at Wharton.

--October 17, 2018

More Grit = More Success

Angela Lee Duckworth was interviewed on Larry Rifkin on his American Trends podcast on her book "GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance".  

--October 15, 2018

Anita Hill, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Dorothy Roberts on inequality and sexual harassment

In a Wednesday evening campus event, UCLA’s Kimberlé Crenshaw, PSC researcher Dorothy Roberts, and Brandeis University’s Anita Hill looked at the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings, comparing them to the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation process. Hill called the Brett Kavanaugh hearings “a disservice to the American public.” Read more on Penn Today.

--October 15, 2018

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Daniel Aldana Cohen – Research Associate

In the 2018 Spring Semester Nykia and Shannon sat down with Daniel Aldana Cohen to discuss his research, climate communities at Penn, and the importance of intersectional analysis when it comes to climate change. Special thanks to Anita Lai for her assistance with transcription!

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.