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October 2, 2017
David Goldsby, teaming with Christopher A. Thom, a doctoral student at Penn, as well as researchers from Stanford University, the University of Oxford, and the University of Delaware, has resolved a long-standing question in the area of plate tectonics.
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October 2, 2017
No one can travel inside the earth to study what happens there. So scientists must do their best to replicate real-world conditions inside the lab.
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September 26, 2017
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce that Marc Flandreau has joined Penn Arts and Sciences as the Howard Marks Professor of Economic History. Previously, Flandreau was professor of international history at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development in Geneva.  
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September 22, 2017
To expand Penn's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to teaching and learning about the region, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures was renamed the Department of Russian and East European Studies, or REES, before the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
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September 20, 2017
Celebrating its 10th year on stage in Russia, an opera composed by music professor Jay Reise will be performed in Moscow’s new Stravinsky Hall this fall.The performances of Reise’s “Rasputin” by Russia’s Helikon Opera company are scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 and will be conducted by Alexander...
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September 15, 2017
What if with the click of a button, a clinician could improve and personalize a patient’s treatment for a mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or panic disorder? That’s the goal of a new data tournament created by Robert DeRubeis and Zachary Cohen that will start in...
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September 13, 2017
Timothy Rommen, Professor of Music, has been named Davidson Kennedy Professor in the College. An ethnomusicologist who specializes in the music of the Caribbean, Rommen is the author of two books, including "Mek Some Noise": Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad, which was awarded the...
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September 12, 2017
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November, has already seen two of the strongest storms on record, with hurricanes Irma and Harvey bringing extreme winds, torrential rain and significant flooding to the population centers in their paths.
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September 8, 2017
Rogers Smith has been named as the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) president-elect for the 2017-2018 term. He is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences.
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September 7, 2017
Laws of perception explain why people see the world the way they do. Alan Stocker and his former graduate student Xue-Xin Wei, now a postdoc at Columbia University, have discovered a new such law, one of only a handful in existence.
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