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March 15, 2013
Florian Pop has been appointed the Samuel D. Schack Professor of Algebra in the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr.
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March 14, 2013
Although it is the richest nation in the world and the sole remaining superpower, life expectancy at birth in the United States is among the lowest of all high-income countries.
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March 14, 2013
For decades, a psychological experiment known as the marshmallow test has captured the public’s imagination as a marker of self-control and a predicator of future success. In the test, a researcher presents a child with a marshmallow and leaves him or her alone for a few minutes.
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March 13, 2013
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Eric Schelter has received a 2013 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (RCSA). He is one of only 13 Scholars named in the U.S. this year.
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March 7, 2013
The School of Arts and Sciences has named 20 students from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as 2013 Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to SAS students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and...
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March 4, 2013
Robin M. Hochstrasser, a pioneer and one of the world’s foremost scientists in the application of lasers in chemical and biomedical research, died February 27, 2013. He had been a professor and distinguished researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania for the...
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February 26, 2013
Projit Mukharji of the Department of History and Sociology of Science has been named the Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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February 21, 2013
Gary Bernstein, Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Bhuvnesh Jain, Edmund J. and Louise W.
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February 21, 2013
Fels Institute of Government has published a new report offering suggestions for economic growth.
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