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June 20, 2016
Ferromagnetic materials are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic fields. Since external electric fields can reorient the electric polarization of these materials, they are ideal for certain memory applications, such as stored-value cards used in...
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June 16, 2016
As of this fall, Penn Arts and Sciences will offer four new options for minors to undergraduates at Penn. The new fields of study will be in archaeological science, East Central European studies, law and society, and medical sociology.CAAM Minor in Archaeological Science
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June 15, 2016
Dorothy Roberts has been selected to receive the Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be honored in November at the society's 2016 annual meeting, the North American Forum on Family Planning, in Denver, Colorado.
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June 14, 2016
In his new book The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy, Jeffrey Green, an associate professor of political science, says a person’s socioeconomic status on average determines future opportunities, from education to career advancement.
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June 2, 2016
Penn Back Then is a continuing oral history project begun in May 2005 by the School of Arts and Sciences. At campus celebrations each year, alumni from all decades can contribute their notable anecdotes and remembrances to this audio scrapbook
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June 1, 2016
Adriana Petryna, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded the biennial Wellcome Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland for “a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in...
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June 1, 2016
In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Penn researchers use game theory to demonstrate the complex set of traits that can promote the evolution of cooperation. Their analysis showed that smaller groups in which actors had longer memories of their fellow group members’ actions...
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May 27, 2016
David Spafford, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study the corporate warrior house in Japan from 1450 to 1650. He is researching the social functions of the warrior house, exploring...
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May 26, 2016
In Governing With Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy and Inequality in America, Daniel  Gillion says politicians are sharers of health information with the potential to increase awareness of health issues and advise minorities on best practices.
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