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November 3, 2014
University of Pennsylvania physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele have been chosen as 2015 recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medal, one of the world's oldest science and technology awards. They will be honored at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on April 23, 2015. 
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October 30, 2014
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley have found an easy method of increasing the operational speed for ferroelectric materials, making such materials viable candidates for use in low-power computing and electronics. Their findings were published...
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October 23, 2014
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Kimberly Bowes has been named the 22nd director of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Founded in 1894, the AAR awards the Rome Prize every year to a select group of artists and scholars who are invited to the city to pursue their work as part of a dynamic...
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October 20, 2014
On October 10-11, Penn played host to the Peace Science Society Conference, an annual event that encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management, with a particular focus on how social science theory relates to international relations. Presenters included scholars and experts...
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October 20, 2014
Robert Aronowitz, University of Pennsylvania Professor of History and Sociology of Science, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the field of healthcare in the United States. He also holds an appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine, in the...
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October 15, 2014
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alison Sweeney will receive a 2014 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Sweeney is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers who will each receive a research grant of $875,000 over five years.
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October 14, 2014
Martin Seligman, Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center and the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at Penn, will be honored with the inaugural TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology during a ceremony at the University of Toronto this November. Awarded by the TANG Foundation in...
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October 13, 2014
In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania show how the brain makes directional inferences, revealing that people use geometrical relationships to orient themselves.
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October 10, 2014
This summer, Benjamin Finkel, C’17, traveled to the Ciociaria region of Italy to look at why a dialect spoken there is not accompanied by a strong sense of cultural identity. He was inspired to do the research by a course he took last spring on Italian history.
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October 7, 2014
Dean Steven J. Fluharty has announced the appointments of two faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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