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June 20, 2017
Robert DeRubeis, Samuel H. Preston Term Professor in the Social Sciences and professor of psychology, has been named the 2017 James McKeen Cattell Fellow, a lifetime achievement award given by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Each year the association selects a fellow to honor for...
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June 13, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Associate Professor Eric Schelter and his research group in the Department of Chemistry in Penn Arts and Sciences a 2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his work in developing a simple, fast, and low-cost technology to help recycle rare-earth...
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June 2, 2017
The ability to assess surroundings and move through the world is a skill shared by many animals, including humans, yet the brain mechanisms that make it possible are poorly understood.
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May 30, 2017
In the field of criminology, it is well established that men engage in more crime than women. Now, a new study published in the journal Criminology addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and...
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May 26, 2017
In previous papers, Penn physicists investigated the “coffee ring effect,” the ring-shaped stain of particles left after drops of coffee evaporate. In one paper, they learned how to undo this effect by altering particle shape.
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May 17, 2017
In a huge study of female rhesus macaques, a team of researchers led by Michael Platt found those with many close female relatives have a higher life expectancy.However, the effect fades with age, suggesting older females learn how to “navigate the social landscape” and have less need for social...
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May 17, 2017
The midwater region of the ocean is the largest habitat by volume in the world, making up 99 percent of Earth’s livable space. It’s home to a myriad of occupants, many of which have evolved peculiar abilities to allow them to survive.
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May 9, 2017
College of Arts and SciencesCeremony: Sunday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., Franklin FieldClass of 2017 Speaker: Ivan Sandoval, C’17
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May 5, 2017
Two faculty members from Penn Arts and Sciences have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”
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May 4, 2017
A new Penn Arts and Sciences initiative is awarding grants to faculty to encourage the collective investigation of global topics across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Dean Steven J. Fluharty recently announced the first round of projects to be funded through this program,...
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