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November 1, 2017
Read a few lines of Chaucer or Shakespeare and you’ll get a sense of how the English language has changed during the past millennium. Linguists catalogue these changes and work to discern why they happened. Meanwhile, evolutionary biologists have been doing something similar with living things,...
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November 1, 2017
When Lisa Tran set out to investigate patterns in liquid crystals, she didn’t know what to expect. When she first looked through the microscope, she saw dancing iridescent spheres with fingerprint-like patterns etched into them that spiraled and flattened as the solution they were floated in...
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November 1, 2017
The Restoring Active Memory project run by the University of Pennsylvania has just released human intracranial brain recording and stimulation data for 102 new patients and a new spatial-navigation task developed by researchers at Columbia University.
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October 31, 2017
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce that Karen Goldberg has joined Penn as the Vagelos Professor in Energy Research. She also serves as the inaugural Director of the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology.
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October 31, 2017
Inspired by how geometry influences physical systems such as soft matter, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have revealed surprising insights into how the physics of molecules within a cell affect how the cell behaves.
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October 19, 2017
Megan Robb, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, has been named Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
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October 19, 2017
Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce that Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez has joined Penn as Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Elliman Faculty Fellow.
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October 18, 2017
Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, is establishing The Water Center at Penn, which will be dedicated to advancing water policy research and urban water innovation by combining the expertise of academics, industry experts, and community...
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October 18, 2017
Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, was recently selected as a 2017 Daughter of Pennsylvania. She and the other 2017 honorees were recognized at ceremony hosted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. 
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October 17, 2017
Eugene Mele, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics. Mele joined the faculty in 1981, and has spent most of his academic career at Penn.
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