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April 7, 2017
In response to a new budget proposed by President Trump, which would eliminate all funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Penn faculty have banded together to sign a petition to Congress. Thus far, the petition has 192 signatories.
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April 5, 2017
Steven J. Fluharty, dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Binns, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the 2017 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 27, at...
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April 2, 2017
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce that two new faculty members are joining Penn Arts and Sciences as endowed chairs. Sophia Rosenfeld has been named the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, and Kathleen D. Morrison the Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology and...
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April 2, 2017
Four members of the Penn Arts and Sciences faculty are recipients of University-wide teaching awards:LINDBACK AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHINGDavid Christianson, Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor in Chemistry and Chemical BiologyBeth Linker, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science
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April 1, 2017
The following is a reprint of a message that Dean Steven Fluharty and Associate Dean Jeff Kallberg shared with Penn Arts and Sciences humanities faculty.
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April 1, 2017
“The arts and humanities belong to all the people of the United States.”
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March 30, 2017
Five seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected as recipients of the 2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes. Awarded annually, the Prizes provide $100,000 in funding for Penn seniors to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting...
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March 28, 2017
How do male peacocks size up their competition? Not by looking at the brightly colored tail feathers and upper eyespots for which these birds are known, but instead by focusing on their lower feathers and legs. The birds also pay more attention when their competitors shake their tails and move...
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March 23, 2017
Ask economists whether prediction markets or prediction polls fare better, and they’ll likely favor the former.
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March 23, 2017
Ask someone which educational resources could make a sociological impact, and video games likely aren’t the first tools that come to mind.But Marcus T. Wright, undergraduate program and communications manager for the Department of Sociology, hopes to change that perspective with his new book,...
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