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October 14, 2013
Justin McDaniel, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to help fund the The Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts project.
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October 10, 2013
Trailblazing mathematician and School of Arts and Sciences alumnus Eknath Ghate has been awarded the 2013 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Mathematical Sciences, the most prestigious award in India of its kind. Ghate graduated from Penn summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in mathematics in...
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October 10, 2013
Fellowships from the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton are enabling two Penn Arts and Sciences professors to pursue their research full-time this year.
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October 8, 2013
A research team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $8.6 million over the next five years through a renewed grant from the National Institutes of Health. The multidisciplinary, multi-institution project is working to unravel the mysteries of anesthesia.
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October 7, 2013
Graphene Frontiers, a company developed through the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer, has been awarded a $744,600 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop roll-to-roll production of graphene, the “miracle material” at the heart of the 2010 Nobel Prize in...
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October 6, 2013
Angela Duckworth, Associate Professor of Psychology, is one of 24 people named to the 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows. These prestigious “genius grants” are awarded to individuals who show “exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future.”
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October 4, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania officially opened the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on October 4. It is the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in this emerging field.
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October 4, 2013
Richard L. Fisher Professor Emerita of English Wendy Steiner’s new comic opera, Biennale: A Comic Opera, written with composer Paul Richards, is now at the Barnes Foundation.
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October 3, 2013
Thomas Cavanna, a lecturer in Penn’s International Relations Program, has received the Jean-Baptiste Duroselle Prize for his dissertation “American Foreign Policy Towards India and Pakistan in the 1970s.” Named after a French diplomatic historian, the Duroselle Prize is granted in France ea
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October 3, 2013
The fields of psychology and behavioral economics have experimentally identified common biases that cause people to act against their own apparent interests.
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