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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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May 22, 2015
With the dedication of the new telescope Minerva-Red, Penn Arts and Sciences astronomers have joined the Minerva Project, designed to discover planets orbiting stars other than the sun.
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May 21, 2015
In a new study in mice, Penn Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology researchers have shown that animals’ internal map and compass systems work independently.
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May 15, 2015
Penn physicists and engineers have used liquid crystals to create compound lenses similar to those which make up the eyes of insects, where thousands of lenses work together to provide sophisticated information without the need for a sophisticated brain.
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May 11, 2015
Steven Jasinski, a doctoral student in Penn Arts and Sciences' Department of Earth and Environmental Science, recently identified a new species of dinosaur closely related to the Velociraptor. The species, S. sullivani, was likely possessed of a keen sense of smell which would have made it a...
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May 8, 2015
Penn Arts and Sciences researchers have recently published the findings of a study which suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior in children.
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May 6, 2015
Glycans are cell membrane sugars which act like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells. Last year the lab of P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry Virgil Percec was the first to find a way to model these...
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April 30, 2015
Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History Kathy Peiss has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for her book project The Collecting Missions of World War II. ACLS has provided fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences for...
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April 28, 2015
David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Society selected him as one of four fellows for the 2015 induction for his lifelong scholarly commitment to architectural history.
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