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February 13, 2014
For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream, but they have not agreed on a reason for this pattern. Abrasion causes rocks to grind down and become rounder as they are transported down the river.
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February 5, 2014
Three College of Arts and Sciences students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are:•    Sonya Davey of Gaithersburg, Md., majoring in health and societies, South Asian studies, and biology, is applying to the...
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February 2, 2014
A team of Penn archaeologists led by Josef Wegner, Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Associate Curator in the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Section, has found the tomb of an unknown king in the city of Abydos.
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January 31, 2014
Thomas J. Sugrue, David Boies Professor of History and Director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, has been elected president of the Social Science History Association. It is the leading international association in the field. 
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January 30, 2014
The School of Arts and Sciences has named 20 students from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as 2014 Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to SAS students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and...
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January 27, 2014
Two members of the Penn Arts and Sciences community were nominated for Grammy awards this year.Tony Peebles, C'03, plays saxophone in the 19-piece band Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Their album, PMO, won the award for Best Tropical Latin Album. Peebles was also Performance Coordinator for the Department...
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January 22, 2014
Liquid crystals combine the optical properties of crystalline solids with the flow properties of liquids—characteristics that come together to enable the displays found in most computer monitors, televisions, and smartphones.
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January 15, 2014
Sarah Foster, C’14, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Scholarship, a merit-based prize for American college students who are outstanding in engineering, mathematics, and physical and biological sciences. The scholarship will support her studies at the University of Cambridge. Foster is one of 14...
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January 14, 2014
Penn Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen are pleased to announce the appointment of the sixth cohort of Penn Fellows.
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January 7, 2014
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues have teamed up to offer a new method for elucidating RNA regulation.
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