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February 23, 2017
Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more...
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February 21, 2017
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to name two faculty members to endowed chairs in Penn Arts and Sciences.
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February 17, 2017
Penn Arts and Sciences has named 20 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.
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February 17, 2017
Since the 2016 election, scores of women across the nation have enlisted in political campaign training programs like Emerge America and Ready to Run. Dawn Teele, an assistant professor of political science, is gathering their data to understand why some women throw their hats in the ring while...
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February 9, 2017
For work on sociolinguistic borrowing, linguists Gareth Roberts and Betsy Sneller created two alien species, the “Burls” (left) and “Wiwos,” assigning study participants each to a group. Players then communicated via a made-up language, where one species used “b” in place of “f.” The researchers...
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February 8, 2017
Timothy Powell’s ethnographic research has taken him to far reaches of the world to uncover what happens when the cultural stories that Native Americans told anthropologists hundreds of years ago are returned to indigenous communities today.
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February 7, 2017
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced that Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has been named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a new...
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January 27, 2017
A woman is less likely to choose competition than a man, even when she performs equally well, unless competing with herself for a better outcome, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, George Mason University and the German Institute for Economic Research or DIW.
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January 24, 2017
If one were to take a liquid—any liquid—and cool it down rapidly enough so that it doesn’t have a chance to crystallize, the result would be glass. Glass is so viscous that it takes too long to flow for anyone to realize that it is liquid rather than solid.
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January 23, 2017
Every time a hormone is released from a cell, every time a neurotransmitter leaps across a synapse to relay a message from one neuron to another, the cell must undergo exocytosis. This is the process responsible for transporting cellular contents via lipid-encapsulated vesicles to the cell surface...
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