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November 14, 2013
Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may fare better in rapidly changing environments. This raises the question: Does evolution favor characteristics that increase a species’ ability to evolve?
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November 11, 2013
Charles Kane has been appointed the Class of 1965 Term Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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November 4, 2013
"The City of Brotherly Love puts its motto into practice," says Melissa Rogers, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in a blog post on the USDA web site.
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November 4, 2013
Professor of Sociology Charles L. Bosk has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine. He is one of very few of the IOM’s 1,753 members to hold a primary appointment in a school of arts and sciences.
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October 22, 2013
An ethically dubious medical research study from the 1950s and '60s, known as the “Bowery series,” foreshadowed and shared commonalities with prostate cancer screening and treatment measures as they are carried out today, argues University of Pennsylvania physician and historian Robert Aronowitz in...
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October 20, 2013
Lawrence R. Klein, Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Pennsylvania and recipient of the Nobel Prize, died October 20, 2013.
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October 17, 2013
Two Penn chemists have received awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.
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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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