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April 1, 2016
Justin McDaniel, professor and chair of the religious studies department, along with the National Library of Laos, has launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts, bringing thousands of ancient manuscripts out of monastic temples and making them available as open source material...
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April 1, 2016
Penn Arts and Sciences has named 20 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.
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March 31, 2016
Vanessa Ogle, Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History, has been selected for a 2016-2017 Fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies.
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March 31, 2016
Al Filreis, Kelly Family Professor of English, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, and Faculty Director of Kelly Writers House, is the recipient of an inaugural Coursera Outstanding Educator Award.
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March 29, 2016
Cullen Blake, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is part of a team selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Astrophysics Division to build a $10 million, cutting-edge instrument to detect planets orbiting stars outside our solar system.
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March 28, 2016
Mitchell Orenstein's research sits at the intersection of comparative politics and global public policy, using a problem-driven research approach to ask big, policy-relevant questions when it comes to the happenings in and around Central and Eastern Europe.
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March 28, 2016
A collective of faculty and students, with other scholars, artists and scientists near campus and beyond, are working together in the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities not only to raise awareness but also to increase engagement in the emerging field of environmental humanities.
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March 28, 2016
In his new book The Increasingly United States, Associate Professor of Political Science Daniel Hopkins says American federalism was based on the idea that voters’ primary political loyalties would be with the states—but that that idea has become outdated.
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March 24, 2016
College seniors Vaishak Kumar and Kriya Patel have been named recipients of the 2016 President’s Engagement Prizes at the University of Pennsylvania, along with Penn Nursing’s Melanie Mariano.
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March 24, 2016
A research team led by Daniel J. Mindiola, Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry, has demonstrated the potential to use methane not as a fossil fuel but as a versatile chemical building block with which to make more complex molecules, such as pharmaceuticals and other value-added substances.
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