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February 3, 2010
Randall Collins, the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology, has been elected to serve as the 102nd President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2010-2011. Collins will assume office in August of 2010, following a year of service as president-elect.
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February 2, 2010
Charles L. Epstein, a member of the mathematics department faculty, has been named the Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Epstein’s research interests include partial differential equations, boundary value problems, medical imaging, population genetics and other fields of mathematical...
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February 2, 2010
Roger Allen, professor of Arabic and chair of the department of Near Eastern languages and civilizations, has been named the Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics. Dr. Allen is the author of numerous articles and translations, in addition to a major study...
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January 27, 2010
Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, has been named a Fellow by the Society of Experimental Psychologists. This prestigious society was formed in 1904 and admits a limited number of members annually from among the leading experimentalists in North America.
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December 21, 2009
Serena Stein, an anthropology and comparative literature double major who is graduating in December 2009, recently received two prestigious undergraduate anthropology prizes.
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December 3, 2009
College of Arts and Sciences senior Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, New York has won a prestigious United Kingdom Government Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K. He is among 35 winners of the prestigious scholarship, and he is Penn's 10th Marshall Scholar.
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December 1, 2009
Sarah-Jane Littleford, C'09, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University in England. Littleford graduated magna cum laude with an individualized double major in sustainable development and environmental studies and was last year's student speaker for the College of Arts and...
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December 1, 2009
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science has been awarded a $4.35 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Critical Zone Observatory in Puerto Rico. The Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory (LCZO) is one of six observatories established by the NSF.
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November 6, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- Joshua Plotkin, a biologist in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded an $875,000 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
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November 6, 2009
Eric Schneider, Adjunct Professor of History and Assistant Dean and Associate Director for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive the Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association for his most recent book, Smack: Heroin and the American City.
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