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April 10, 2014
New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in Penn Arts and Sciences, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States.
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April 8, 2014
Described as "an epicenter of what Arts and Sciences will do" by Dean Steven Fluharty, Penn Arts and Sciences' Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS) building is expected to open in the fall of 2016. The new building will serve as the center of collaboration between the converging disciplines of...
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April 4, 2014
Laura Alber, C’90, will speak at this year’s graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. As president and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Alber is recognized as an innovator in the business world. The event, scheduled for May 18 at 6:30 p.m...
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April 3, 2014
Students at the University of Pennsylvania recently captured the explosive end of the life of a star in a nearby galaxy. This supernova was first discovered serendipitously on January 21, 2014, by undergraduate students being trained by Steve Fossey at the University College of London.
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April 2, 2014
Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those who are infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to...
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March 31, 2014
Russia’s annexation of Crimea is the first time one European nation has claimed territory from another since World War II. What happened? What will happen? In this roundtable discussion, a multidisciplinary group of Penn Arts and Sciences experts tackle the big questions, give historical context,...
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March 28, 2014
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, Penn Medicine and Arts and Sciences researchers are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain.
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March 26, 2014
On a chilly Saturday in February, students from Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Yale, and Penn gathered at the second annual 2014 Ivy Returning Students Conference, held at the Kislak Center.
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March 25, 2014
Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen, and nutrients around the globe.
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March 23, 2014
A quantitative understanding of evolutionary processes still stubbornly evades researchers across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and computational mathematics.
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