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January 20, 2015
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce the appointment of four faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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January 20, 2015
In a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, Penn researchers demonstrate that Twitter can capture more information about heart disease risk than can traditional risk markers. They found that expressions of negative emotions in a given U.S. county’s tweets were associated with...
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January 20, 2015
When cells take in material from their environment, proteins within the cell pull inward on its membrane, forming a pit that encapsulates the material in a bubble called a vesicle.
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January 13, 2015
Three University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences faculty members have been named Penn Fellows. The program, which began at Penn in 2009, provides leadership development to selected mid-career faculty.
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January 6, 2015
In a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologists built on earlier work in which they cataloged all the interactions that occur between RNA and the proteins that bind to it. This time, they looked exclusively at these interactions in the nuclei, and simultaneously obtained data about the...
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December 24, 2014
Larry Gladney, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). APS fellowships are a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers for exceptional...
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December 24, 2014
On December 4, members of the University of Pennsylvania community gathered for a “topping off” ceremony securing the uppermost beam atop Penn Arts and Sciences' new Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building.
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December 24, 2014
Since 2000, a team led by University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia scientists has been responsible for developing genome database resources for microbial pathogens, including the parasites responsible for malaria, sleeping sickness, toxoplasmosis and many other diseases.
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December 17, 2014
Since 2007, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has provided funding to nearly 100 Penn undergraduate and graduate students for independent research and volunteer internships in India. In November 2013, the Center announced its first post-baccalaureate fellowship, the Sobti Family...
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December 15, 2014
Writing Out Loud, an academically-based community service course designed by Associate Professor of English Herman Beavers, and theater director and lecturer Suzana Berger, C’02, hosted The Ground on Which We Stand, an end-of-the-semester public performance, on December 14. 
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