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October 19, 2017
Megan Robb, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, has been named Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
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October 19, 2017
Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce that Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez has joined Penn as Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Elliman Faculty Fellow.
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October 18, 2017
Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, is establishing The Water Center at Penn, which will be dedicated to advancing water policy research and urban water innovation by combining the expertise of academics, industry experts, and community...
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October 18, 2017
Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, was recently selected as a 2017 Daughter of Pennsylvania. She and the other 2017 honorees were recognized at ceremony hosted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. 
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October 17, 2017
Eugene Mele, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics. Mele joined the faculty in 1981, and has spent most of his academic career at Penn.
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October 17, 2017
Daniel Q. Gillion, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been appointed Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science. Gillion studies racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public policy, and the American presidency.
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October 16, 2017
Masao Sako, a member of the Dark Energy Survey and an associate professor of physics and astronomy, was on vacation with his family when he got the news that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, had made a fifth detection of gravitational waves, which expand and...
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October 13, 2017
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Columbia University, and Duke University now better understand what motivates behavior change. The research points to a region in the brain called the posterior cingulate cortex. Neurons in this central location ramp up firing rates...
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October 12, 2017
Human populations feature a broad palette of skin tones. But until now, few genes have been shown to contribute to normal variation in skin color, and these had primarily been discovered through studies of European populations. Now, a study of diverse African groups has identified new genetic...
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October 9, 2017
Etienne Benson, Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science, and Dawn Teele, Assistant Professor of Political Science, have been named Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professors in the Social Sciences.
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