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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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March 28, 2013
Philippe Bourgois, the Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and Family and Community Medicine, has received a 2013 Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
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March 26, 2013
Fels Institute of Government’s second annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, held at the National Constitution Center, was won by the home team. Penn’s own Challenge winner, re:Mind, took the prize for its proposal of an appointment reminder system for mental health patients, with...
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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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