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November 9, 2015
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, which includes physicists from Penn Arts and Sciences, is sharing the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
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November 5, 2015
A paper authored by Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, and Emmerich Davies, doctoral candidate in political science, was cited in a Financial Times article on the Morales revolution in Bolivia.     Read the article here. 
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November 1, 2015
A gift from Robert A. Fox, C’52, and Penny Grossman Fox, Ed’53, has helped launch a new era for the Fels Institute of Government, which is reorganizing and expanding in ways designed to increase Penn’s participation in and effect on public policy at the local, national, and international levels.
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October 30, 2015
In his October 20 Penn Lightbulb Café talk on “The Anatomy of Violence,” Adrian Raine, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in Penn Arts and Sciences’ Departments of Criminology and Psychology, discussed the neuroscience of crime and its implications for societal views of moral...
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October 30, 2015
In his new book Why Leaders Fight, Michael Horowitz, an associate professor of political science, proposes a theory about how a leader’s decisions about war, peace, and risk propensity are influenced by individual background.
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October 30, 2015
Larry A. Silver, James and Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of History of Art, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is one of 13 distinguished scholars selected by the Phi Beta Kappa Society for this program. 
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October 30, 2015
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria, and capture and store solar energy.
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October 30, 2015
Whether he’s in a college classroom, on the set of a TV or film production, or meeting with an African head of state, Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, professor of sociology, and professor of Africana studies, is always teaching.
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October 29, 2015
A $1 million endowment gift from Carol A. Kiryluk of Key Biscayne, Florida, will establish a new scholarship fund for students from northeastern Pennsylvania to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
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October 13, 2015
Graphene, a one-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, has been the focus of intense research since its discovery more than a decade ago. Effectively two-dimensional, graphene has unique physical properties and ultra-high conductivity and promises to revolutionize electronic devices as the ability to...
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