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November 6, 2009
The American Physical Society has announced that Eugene Beier, a Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, will be the recipient of the 2010 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Physics. The prize is the highest honor in experimental particle physics awarded by the Society. It is being...
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November 6, 2009
The American Physical Society has announced that Eugene Beier, a Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, will be the recipient of the 2010 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Physics. The prize is the highest honor in experimental particle physics awarded by the Society. It is being...
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November 3, 2009
Dr. Dennis DeTurck, G ’80, dean of the College, and professor of mathematics, has been named the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor, SAS Dean Rebecca W. Bushnell has announced.
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October 19, 2009
Amos B. Smith III, the William Warren Rhodes-Robert J. Thompson Professor of Chemistry, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate of science from Queen’s University Belfast in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of organic chemistry.
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October 13, 2009
Professor of Political Science Avery Goldstein has been named the inaugural David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations. Associate director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics and a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F.
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October 13, 2009
Dr. Samuel R. Freeman, a member of the philosophy department faculty, has been named the Avalon Professor in the Humanities. Dr. Freeman’s research interests include political and social philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and history of ethics.
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October 6, 2009
Peter Conn has been appointed the Vartan Gregorian Professor of English. A specialist in American literature, his publications include The Divided Mind: Ideology and Imagination in America, 1898-1917, Literature in America, and Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography.
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October 6, 2009
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 to Charles Kao, Willard S. Boyle and 1955 Penn alumnus George E. Smith. Smith, together with Boyle, invented the charge-coupled device, an integrated circuit that converts light into an electronic charge.
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September 16, 2009
The School of Arts and Sciences has appointed 17 new members to its standing faculty for the 2009-10 academic year. This year’s new appointments are:
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September 16, 2009
The Teagle Foundation has awarded a grant of $392,500 to fund the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education, a three-year program designed to identify and prepare emerging academic leaders.
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