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March 10, 2014
An innovative proposal for the Philadelphia County prison system won this year’s Fels Institute of Government’s Penn Public Policy Challenge. A team of graduate students created the project, which advocates for the adoption of an online bail payment system. 
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March 4, 2014
Morgan Neville, C’89, won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary for 20 Feet from Stardom, a film he directed and produced. The documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at the careers of background singers for major acts.
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February 27, 2014
Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz, who passed away February 20, had a lifelong connection to the history of Jewish studies at Penn. Her father, Joseph Meyerhoff, was a supporter of Dropsie College, which later became the University’s Center for Judaic Studies. Eleanor and her husband, Herbert D.
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February 27, 2014
The brain orchestrates precise control over the body’s muscles through neurons known as Purkinje cells. When those movements go wrong, the body provides feedback from the senses through another type of neuron called climbing fibers. These work in close concert with Purkinje cells to fine-tune...
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February 18, 2014
Alison Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is one of three University of Pennsylvania faculty members among this year’s Sloan Fellowship recipients. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose...
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February 18, 2014
University of Pennsylvania senior Sonya Davey has been awarded a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She is among 40 American students awarded Gates Cambridge scholarships this year and is the 24th...
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February 17, 2014
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael C. Horowitz spent 2013 at the Department of Defense, working as a government insider on national security issues he had previously studied as an academic outsider. Horowitz, whose research generally focuses on technological military innovation,...
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February 14, 2014
The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has announced the launch of a new post-baccalaureate fellowship program that will provide funding for a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania to pursue independent research in India.
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February 13, 2014
For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream, but they have not agreed on a reason for this pattern. Abrasion causes rocks to grind down and become rounder as they are transported down the river.
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February 5, 2014
Three College of Arts and Sciences students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are:•    Sonya Davey of Gaithersburg, Md., majoring in health and societies, South Asian studies, and biology, is applying to the...
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