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August 28, 2017
Yann Pfitzer spent the heat of a Philadelphia summer in a lab, designing and testing ultrathin plates that could one day be part of systems that convert extreme heat to electricity.
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August 25, 2017
The Wolf Humanities Center, which now has a permanent endowment from University of Pennsylvania alumnus Dick Wolf, multiple Emmy-winning creator of the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” branded series, is building upon the tradition of the Penn Humanities Forum through a wide-ranging 2017-18 season.
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August 21, 2017
Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, and Alan Greenspan have made a gift to endow the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. The Andrea Mitchell Center will provide an unparalleled platform for students, faculty, and a broad public audience to explore some of society’s most pressing concerns and...
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August 18, 2017
Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed 30 new members to its standing faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year. The School is pleased to welcome:
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August 18, 2017
In a new paper published in Science, research led by postdoctoral fellow Jing Cai and Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy, provided a detailed look into how self-assembled squid lenses have evolved to adjust for light distortion, which allows them to see clearly in the...
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August 15, 2017
Artificial intelligence has great potential to transform many facets of our society, from cars to health care to the way the criminal justice system uses information about arrest records. Richard Berk,Richard Berk, Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminolog, has studied machine learning...
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August 10, 2017
A team of physicists have invented a new type of graphene-based sensor that could one day be used as a low-cost diagnostic system able to test for biomarker molecules, which are indicative of disease states.
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August 7, 2017
Much has been written of the pitfalls of being a helicopter parent, one who insulates children from adversity rather than encouraging their independence.A new study seems to back up this finding in dogs. Researchers showed that doting mothers seem to handicap their puppies, in this case reducing...
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August 3, 2017
Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey. The map covers about 1/30th of the entire sky and spans several billion light years in extent. Red regions have more dark matter than average, blue regions less dark matter.
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July 27, 2017
Annenberg in Washington (AIW), a summer internship program for Communication majors, provides students first-hand experience in how communication is used in public service. Students receive a $6,000 stipend to support their living expenses as they participate in internships at government, political...
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