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August 7, 2017
Much has been written of the pitfalls of being a helicopter parent, one who insulates children from adversity rather than encouraging their independence.A new study seems to back up this finding in dogs. Researchers showed that doting mothers seem to handicap their puppies, in this case reducing...
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August 3, 2017
Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey. The map covers about 1/30th of the entire sky and spans several billion light years in extent. Red regions have more dark matter than average, blue regions less dark matter.
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July 27, 2017
Annenberg in Washington (AIW), a summer internship program for Communication majors, provides students first-hand experience in how communication is used in public service. Students receive a $6,000 stipend to support their living expenses as they participate in internships at government, political...
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July 26, 2017
Ivan Drpić, Associate Professor of History of Art, has received the 2017 Runciman Book Award from the Anglo-Hellenic League in London. A specialist in Byzantine art Drpić, who recently joined Penn’s faculty, won for his 2016 book Epigram, Art and Devotion in Later Byzantium.
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July 26, 2017
Penn Media Scholars in China (PMSC), a new summer institute directed and led by Guobin Yang recently took eight undergraduate students to Beijing and Hangzhou to study media industries, institutions, and citizens’ everyday media practices.
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July 21, 2017
Six Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students, alumni, and faculty have been named as 2017 fellowship recipients by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences.
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July 20, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a grant of $1.5 million over four years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH). PPEH is a Penn Arts and Sciences initiative that combines scientific and humanistic inquiry to better address...
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July 14, 2017
The Fels Policy Research Initiative (FPRI) has announced nine working groups and conferences it will fund through the end of 2017. Each group will be awarded as much as $15,000 in support of its work.
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July 3, 2017
Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, is pleased to name Harold L. Dibble, professor of anthropology and curator-in-charge of European archaeology in the Penn Museum, the Francis E. Johnston Endowed Term Professor.  
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June 29, 2017
A collaboration between biologists and materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania is yielding new insights into the wings of the “skipper butterfly” in the Costa Rican rainforest. What they learn could lead to technological advancements in systems ranging from power-efficient computer...
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