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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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May 15, 2014
Working memory—the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it, and use it to guide behavior—develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in...
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May 15, 2014
The single-celled microbes known as yeasts have long served as model systems for the puzzle that is the aging process, and in this week’s issue of Cell Metabolism, they fill in yet another piece.
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May 14, 2014
Penn's Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has awarded its inaugural 2014-15 Sobti Family Fellowship to Vignesh Selvakumaran, E'14.Established through a gift from alumnus Rajiv Sobti, Gr’84, and Slomi Sobti, Penn parents, the fellowship is the first program at Penn to provide funding for...
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May 13, 2014
James B. Pritchard Professor of Archeology C. Brian Rose has been awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Rose, who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Classical Studies and History of Art, will receive the...
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May 13, 2014
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have revealed that a plant hormone once believed to promote flower formation in annual plants also plays a role in inhibiting flowers from forming. The dual role of this hormone, gibberellin, could be exploited to produce higher-yielding crop plants....
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May 13, 2014
Five Penn Arts and Sciences students have received scholarships that will send them abroad to study foreign languages in the next year. 
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May 9, 2014
To investigate the interplay between climate change and the ocean, Irina Marinov, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, has found it necessary to straddle disciplines.
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