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June 10, 2015
By Maureen HaggertyWith Blake ColeIllustrations by Jon KrausePhoto by Shira Yudkoff“In America, every child is told he or she can grow up to be president," says Annette Lareau. "But success is not a result of confidence and aspirations alone.”
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June 10, 2015
By Susan AhlbornPhotos by Lisa GodfreyTwo satellite photos of the ancient Roman city of Apamea are juxtaposed on the computer screen. On the left, a vertical line marks an ancient colonnaded street crossing the smooth brown earth. In the right photo the street looks like it’s on the moon.
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June 10, 2015
By Eric ButtermanWith Blake Cole Photo by Michael Branscom
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June 6, 2015
In a new paper in the journal Environmental Humanities, Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science Etienne Benson examines nature-technology interactions through the threat that birds posed to the power grid in 1920s California.
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June 5, 2015
In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Pennsylvania researchers show that evolution is both unpredictable and irreversible.
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June 4, 2015
In a study published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology Charles Loeffler and Ben Grunwald, a doctoral candidate in the criminology department, analyzed the effect of processing juveniles as adults using a regression discontinuity design.
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June 2, 2015
Amos B. Smith, William Warren Rhodes–Robert J. Thompson Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded the 2015 Perkin Prize for Organic Chemistry by the Royal Society for Chemistry.
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June 1, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $2 million grant to support University initiatives in the digital humanities in both Penn Arts and Sciences and Penn Libraries.
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May 28, 2015
Professor of Biology Dorothy Cheney has been elected as a member by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.
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May 28, 2015
Joseph Subotnik, associate professor of chemistry in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
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