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March 31, 2009
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $1.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help researchers share data and develop tools to fight globally neglected diseases.
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March 24, 2009
Dr. Joshua Plotkin has been named the inaugural Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies. Holding appointments in both the department of biology in the School of Arts and Sciences and the department of computer and information science in the School of Engineering and Applied...
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March 1, 2009
The University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences has selected R&B singer and songwriter John Legend, C'99, to speak at this year's graduation ceremony.
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March 1, 2009
Rohm and Haas Company, the global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry, has made a significant gift to the School of Arts and Sciences’ program in Organizational Dynamics to create a concentration in sustainable...
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February 9, 2009
PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior Alexander Jacobs has been selected to receive a 2009 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He becomes the 16th Penn student to win the award since it was established in 2001.
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February 1, 2009
Assistant Professor of Biology Joshua Plotkin has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow for 2009. Awarded to faculty members at an early stage of their careers, Sloan Research Fellowships honor scientists who are working at the frontiers of their fields.
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February 1, 2009
Paul Guyer, the Florence R.C. Murray Professor in the Humanities, has been elected vice president of the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA).
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January 20, 2009
Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, Carol and Michael Lowenstein Professor of Philosophy and Legal Studies and director of the PPE program, has been knighted by the Italian government Cavaliere al Merito della Reppublica Italiana. This is one of the highest honors conferred by the Italian government for...
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November 1, 2008
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the School of Arts and Sciences a grant of $6 million to support graduate education in the humanities. This endowment gift will significantly enhance financial aid for SAS graduate students in the humanities through fellowships as well as a new award...
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August 1, 2008
Assistant Professor of Biology Michael A. Lampson is among the 15 scientists named Searle Scholars in 2008. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and...
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