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June 15, 2014
Professor of Biology Dorothy Cheney and Professor of Psychology Robert Seyfarth have received honorary doctorates from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, while Professor Emeritus of Psychology Jacob Nachmias has received an honorary doctorate from the SUNY College of Optometry.
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June 9, 2014
One of the defining features of cells is their membranes. Each cell’s repository of DNA and protein-making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins. Scientists have attempted to replicate these properties, but despite decades of research even the most basic membrane...
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June 4, 2014
Associate Professor of the History of Art Julie Nelson Davis has been elected president of the Japan Art History Forum, an international organization for professionals engaged in the study of Japanese arts and cultures. Davis has been a member of the Forum since its founding in 1996, when she was...
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June 3, 2014
The Director and Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chairs of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships have unanimously selected Professor of Music Carol Muller to serve as the next Moorman-Simon Faculty Fellow for a two-year term, beginning on July 1, 2014.
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May 28, 2014
Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Professor Emerita in the Department of History and Sociology of Science in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society (APS). The APS was founded in 1743 as the country’s first learned society, and past members include Benjamin...
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May 22, 2014
Courtney Bliler, a rising College junior from Horseheads, N.Y., is among 10 students from universities across the United States selected to receive 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowships to intern abroad in Asia, Europe and South America this summer.
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May 21, 2014
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce the appointments of three faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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May 19, 2014
Congratulations to the College students who received awards during Alumni Weekend and Commencement! Senior Honor AwardsGaylord P. Harnwell Award: Urja R. Mittal, C’14, W’14Spoon Award: Marcus M. Mundy, C’14  Leadership Awards 
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May 16, 2014
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body’s most important receptors, the mu-opioid, which is critical in the action of painkillers and anesthetics.
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May 16, 2014
Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning process, according to a team of Penn neuroscientists and neurosurgeons including co-senior author and Professor of Psychology Michael Kahana.
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