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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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July 26, 2017
Ivan Drpić, Associate Professor of History of Art, has received the 2017 Runciman Book Award from the Anglo-Hellenic League in London. A specialist in Byzantine art Drpić, who recently joined Penn’s faculty, won for his 2016 book Epigram, Art and Devotion in Later Byzantium.
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July 26, 2017
Penn Media Scholars in China (PMSC), a new summer institute directed and led by Guobin Yang recently took eight undergraduate students to Beijing and Hangzhou to study media industries, institutions, and citizens’ everyday media practices.
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July 21, 2017
Six Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students, alumni, and faculty have been named as 2017 fellowship recipients by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences.
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July 20, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a grant of $1.5 million over four years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH). PPEH is a Penn Arts and Sciences initiative that combines scientific and humanistic inquiry to better address...
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July 14, 2017
The Fels Policy Research Initiative (FPRI) has announced nine working groups and conferences it will fund through the end of 2017. Each group will be awarded as much as $15,000 in support of its work.
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