Father’s day is upon us, so what’ll it be this year? A tie? A steakhouse trip? A (siiiigh) gift card? Well, a four and a half-year-old has you beat.
Try co-authoring a children’s book, like young Reanna Desouvre did with her pops, Yanatha, a Graduate School of Education student and College House Computing IT Support Specialist. The father-daughter team worked together to choose pictures, and Reanna’s words fill the pages of Big Sister, Little Sister. The book tells the story of Reanna and her real life younger sister.
Before you can saw “awww cute!,” there’s more. The book became the number one child book in the “Hot New Releases — Siblings Relationship” category on Amazon, and is available in French, Spanish, and Creole.
Introducing “Research Roundup,” a feature that ropes (no shame) together a sample of interesting research going on at Penn. Take a gander!
You are when you eat News for 2am Wawa runners: Researchers are learning about an eating rhythm, like the circadian, that explains why fat storage is more likely at certain times of the day and night.
Sniffing out cancer Each others’ butts today, ovarian cancer tomorrow. Dogs can smell what humans can’t. And alongside nanotechnology, Penn Vet is using dogs’ unique olfactory powers in cancer screening.
Origamineering Penngineers are applying concepts of origami in everything from drug delivery devices to self-assembling emergency shelters. Is this thousand paper cranes come true?
Got a loved one pleasantly past prime? Planning on being old some day? Check this: super star senior citizen sustainer/Nursing Senior Kerry McLaughlin is heading up KnowMe, a mobile app that’s aiming to drastically improve how nursing homes work. As if Facebook wasn’t enough for our grandmas…Contact KnowMe for more info!
Hill residents must know that the fire alarm went off for an actual reason this morning. A car parked near the corner of 33rd and Walnut was seen ablaze and has since been extinguished. Fortunately, no one seems to have been injured. After being let back in, Hillites were asked to keep their windows closed. People in the area have been saying they heard a loud boom, and no cause has been reported. Check back later at the DP for updates!
Free Rita's Italian Ice---It's been more and more sunny in Philadelphia lately which can only mean one thing: spring is here! Get free Rita's Italian Ice as part of their First Day of Spring Celebration, today only. More deets here.
Welcome the newest member of our cute ‘n’ quirky professoremails collection. We all get those wall-of-text emails that take long enough to read to be their own homework assignment. In this case, it was worth it to the very end. Every physics prof could use a sense of humor like this one, if only to keep us awake or get us through an email. So who in physics ate the whole wheel of cheese?
Spring break might feel too short, and that’s because it definitely is. There’re gonna be a lot of emotions in a short timespan so here’s your guide to what most of us will be feeling, and how to deal.
1. Adjusting You’re imagining what you’d be doing if you had classes today. Sleep until you’re not nocturnal anymore. Put thoughts of homework to bed too.
2. Embracing Time to put higher education completely out of your mind. Spring break is here; you deserve this, girl! If you’re sticking around, there are still shenanigans to be had.
3. Immersing You’re deep enough into spring break and far enough from the end to let it all loose. Live a little and, while you’re at it, don’t forget to send Street your crazy SB texts.