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April 12, 2013
Rebecca Bushnell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Steven Fluharty, SAS’s dean designate, have announced that Eve M. Troutt Powell, Professor of History and Africana Studies, will take over the post of Associate Dean for Graduate Studies effective July 1, 2013.
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April 11, 2013
Virgil Percec, P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the oldest academy of engineering sciences in the world.
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April 11, 2013
Justin McDaniel, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, was awarded the 2013 George McT.
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April 10, 2013
P. Roy Vagelos will speak at this year’s graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. As a physician, businessman, and philanthropist, Vagelos has made a global impact on health and science. The event, scheduled for Sunday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin...
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April 10, 2013
From what is affectionately referred to as “the pit”—the basement level of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Laboratories—top Penn chemistry professors and administrators, alongside their Merck and Co., Inc.
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April 8, 2013
A new study conducted by Charles Yang, Associate Professor of Linguistics in the School of Arts and Sciences and of Computer and Information Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has shown that children as young as two understand basic grammar rules when they first learn to...
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April 6, 2013
Rebecca Bushnell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor, and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected the vice-president of the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA). She will become president of the association next year.
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April 5, 2013
Assistant Professor of Chemistry E. James Petersson has won the 2013 Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry Award for Early Excellence in the Field of Physical Organic Chemistry.
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April 5, 2013
Based on experiments with the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology has provided fresh insights into the role of sugar in “vegetative phase change,” the transition from the juvenile form of a plant to the adult plant.
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April 3, 2013
Associate Professor of History Peter Holquist has been named a 2013 fellow of New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
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