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July 1, 2009
Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography Samuel H. Preston has been named winner of the 2009 Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for excellence in writing and editing in the population sciences.
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July 1, 2009
Given annually to outstanding undergraduate students in the submatriculation program in chemistry or physics, the 2009 Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Challenge Awards were conferred in June by a committee of standing faculty.
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July 1, 2009
Ralph F. Hirschmann, the Rao Makineni Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry at Penn and former head of research at Merck, passed away peacefully on June 20. A 2002 winner of the National Medal of Science, he made seminal contributions to organic, medicinal and bioorganic chemistry for more than 50...
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June 20, 2009
Ralph F. Hirschmann, the Rao Makineni Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry at Penn and former head of research at Merck, passed away peacefully on June 20. A 2002 winner of the National Medal of Science, he made seminal contributions to organic, medicinal and bioorganic chemistry for more than 50...
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June 16, 2009
Shelley L. Berger has been named the 10th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. The announcement was made on June 16 by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Interim Provost Vincent Price.
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June 1, 2009
Described by her colleagues at Penn as an “outstanding teacher” who has had a “terrific impact,” Wolf Visiting Associate Professor in Television Studies Victoria E.  Johnson is the 2009 recipient of the Katherine S. Kovacs Book Award.
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May 26, 2009
Dr. Arjun G. Yodh, a researcher studying condensed matter physics, medical and biophysics and optics has been named director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) at the University of Pennsylvania.
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May 1, 2009
SAS Dean Rebecca Bushnell has announced that Steven F.
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May 1, 2009
David M. Stern, a member of the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department faculty, has been named the Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor. Stern’s fields of specialization include classical Jewish literature and religion, as well as the history of the Jewish book.
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April 28, 2009
Dr. Rebecca W. Bushnell, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Dennis DeTurck, dean of the College, announced the following recipients of the School’s 2009 teaching awards, to be presented on Thursday, April 30 at an awards reception that is open to the University community. The...
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