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    Penn and The Surrounding Community
    (2016-10-01) Qualitative Research, SWRK 781:; Frasso, Rosemary
    Photo-elicitation was first named in a paper published by the photographer and researcher John Collier (1957). It involves a qualitative interview stimulated and guided by participant-generated photographs. This method can help break down barriers between researchers and participants and can promote rich and collaborative discussions (Harper, 1994). Each student in the Fall 2016 Qualitative Methods Research Class recruited one study participant (n=25) (undergraduate and graduate students) and trained them in the appropriate and ethical use of this method. Study participants were asked to explore the meaning of “Penn’s relationship with the surrounding community” over the course of one week using their phones to document their exploration. Using the participant-generated photographs to guide conversation, each member of the research team conducted an interview with a participant. Additionally, each student investigator recruited five members of the Penn community (n=125) and asked them to answer a free-listing question designed to help us explore perceptions of Penn’s relationship with the surrounding community.
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    Scribes, Scholars, and Scripts: Reviewing Data from Scribes of the Cairo Geniza
    (2021-10-23) Esten, Emily
    In spring 2019, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries launched the transcription phase of “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” a crowdsourcing project to sort and transcribe Cairo Geniza fragments. This article describes the results of the sorting phase of the project, and initial progress results for the transcription phase of the project.
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    2018 China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum
    (2018-01-01) McGann, James G
    The Third Annual China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum was held on June 17, 2018 in Beijing, China. It comes at a critical juncture in global politics and economies. The fragile global economy has proven robust enough to navigate shocks that defined the year 2017, from waves of populist politics to worldwide protectionist tendencies. However, the world still faces looming dangers, such as ticking debt bombs, intensifying geopolitical competition, and the precarious position of industrial workers due to rapid technological advancements and the development of global value chains.
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    Suspicious Fires in Slums: A Comparison Across Cities
    (2013-04-01) Bromfield, Heather
    "Suspicious Fires in Slums" presents a vivid visual backdrop to its clearly highlighted points about the issues surrounding slum fires. Heather's poster examines the causes and effects of slum fires in developing cities, highlighting the national flags of Brazil and India. The light-colored text and circular shapes provide an effective contrast to the dark, menacing background. Key visual elements: Bold background image Light/dark image and text contrasts Brief, effective bursts of text This was created for the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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    Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals 2011-2012
    (2012-04-25) University of Pennsylvania
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    Poster by Scott Kyle
    (2008-04-01) Kyle, Scott
    Poster submitted for Urban Studies (URBS) 205: People and Design, Dr. Richard Berman Showcase: Berman URBS Courses
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    2020 Africa Think Tank Summit
    (2020-01-01) McGann, James G
    African think tanks have the potential to provide much-needed localized expertise that can infuse policy debates with rigorous evidence-based data and an authentic African perspective. By focusing on examples of African think tanks that are succeeding, African think tanks can come together to collaborate and create a unified African voice, whereby showing donors how crucial they are to the success of their respective countries and increase support for the fragile African think tank ecosystem. As a think tank community, we must work to ensure that African think tanks have the tools to thrive, prosper and grow.
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    Godin Tepe, Iran: Plant Remains from Period V, the Late Fourth Millennium B.C.
    (1990-08-16) Miller, Naomi F
    Plant remains from the Citadel Mound at Godin Tepe that date to the late 4th millennium B.C. were analyzed. The main crops represented are: lentil (Lens culinaris), bread/hard wheat (Triticum aestivum or T. durum), emmer (T. dicoccum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare), at least some of which is the 6-row type. Comparisons with contemporary sites in Turkey and Iran give some support to the view of the excavators that the residents of the Citadel Mound may well have come from the lowlands.