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November 16, 2017
Peter Holquist, Associate Professor of History, has been appointed Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History. Holquist is a leading scholar of Russian and European History.
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November 14, 2017
Rasputin, an opera composed by Jay Reise, was performed in Moscow last weekend, part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
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November 10, 2017
Grad Ben Talks returns for a second year after a successful inaugural event in 2017!Who is eligible to enter?Currently enrolled students in any of Penn Arts and Sciences’ graduate groups or professional master’s programs.What is it?
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November 10, 2017
Whitney Trettien has a unique perspective on books. The work of this assistant professor of English sits at the intersection of digital humanities and Renaissance literature.
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November 9, 2017
Michael Leja, Professor of History of Art, has been named James and Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of History of Art. Leja is the author of two highly acclaimed books, Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s and Looking Askance: Skepticism and American Art from...
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November 8, 2017
Mark Goulian, Professor of Biology and Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences. Goulian is a highly influential scholar of microbiology. His research, which focuses primarily on Escherichia coli (E. coli), explores the...
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November 8, 2017
Paul Saint-Amour, Professor of English, has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities. A leading scholar of Victorian and modernist literature, Saint-Amour has been a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, the Center for the Humanities at Cornell, and the...
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November 8, 2017
What can Twitter reveal about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD? Quite a bit about what life is like for someone with the condition, according to findings published by Sharath Chandra Guntuku and Lyle Ungar in the Journal of Attention Disorders. Twitter data might also...
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November 2, 2017
Since January, Carmen Maria Machado has been a writer-in-residence at Penn. Her first book, “Her Body and Other Parties,” is a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. The short story collection is a literary sensation and winner of a lengthening list of prizes. The book is appearing on...
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November 2, 2017
Alison Sweeney has been studying giant clams since she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. These large mollusks, which anchor themselves to coral reefs in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, can grow to up to three-feet long and weigh hundreds...
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