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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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March 20, 2014
John L. Jackson Jr., Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice. His new position will become effective July 1.
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March 18, 2014
RealArts@Penn was created in 2007 to integrate art-world practice into the intellectual life of the University. The program is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and open to all Penn students.
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March 14, 2014
Steven Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of Larry Gladney, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence, as Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, effective July 1, 2014.
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March 13, 2014
Senior Xavier Flory has been awarded a Michel David-Weill Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in political science at SciencesPo in Paris.
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March 13, 2014
Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk, but most humans lose this ability after infancy because of declining levels of the lactose-digesting enzyme lactase. People who do maintain high levels of lactase reap the nutritive benefits of milk, offering a potential...
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March 13, 2014
When it comes to winning Oscars and other awards to gain recognition and success in Hollywood, whom you know matters just as much as who is judging, according to a new University of Pennsylvania collaborative study lead by Professor of Sociology Paul D. Allison.
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March 10, 2014
An innovative proposal for the Philadelphia County prison system won this year’s Fels Institute of Government’s Penn Public Policy Challenge. A team of graduate students created the project, which advocates for the adoption of an online bail payment system. 
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March 4, 2014
Morgan Neville, C’89, won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary for 20 Feet from Stardom, a film he directed and produced. The documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at the careers of background singers for major acts.
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February 27, 2014
Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz, who passed away February 20, had a lifelong connection to the history of Jewish studies at Penn. Her father, Joseph Meyerhoff, was a supporter of Dropsie College, which later became the University’s Center for Judaic Studies. Eleanor and her husband, Herbert D.
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