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January 6, 2016
Thomas Tartaron, associate professor of classical studies, has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s James R. Wiseman Book Award for best archaeological book of the year, for Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World. The book takes a new look at maritime life among the Mycenaean Greeks from...
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January 6, 2016
Robert Ghrist, a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor with appointments in Penn Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is working to make confusing mathematics topics understandable and interesting to non-mathematicians.
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January 6, 2016
Deborah Thomas, an anthropology professor in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship journal American Anthropologist, effective July 1. The position runs through June 30, 2020.
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December 21, 2015
Julia Verkholantsev, an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures, has received the Early Slavic Studies Association Book Prize for The Slavic Letters of St. Jerome: The History of the Legend and Its Legacy, or, How the Translator of the Vulgate Became an Apostle of the Slavs.
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December 18, 2015
In rural Malawi, roughly 10 percent of the adult population has HIV. At the peak of the epidemic, in the 1990s and early 2000s, nearly everyone knew someone infected with or affected by the virus—what Hans-Peter Kohler, Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography in Penn Arts and Sciences,...
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December 15, 2015
In a new study in Scientific Reports, Penn researchers use an innovative technique to date one of Antarctica’s ancient lake deposits. They found that the deposits have remained frozen for at least the last 14 million years, suggesting that the surrounding region, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS...
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December 14, 2015
Fox Nanjing Fellows (left to right): Gabe Mickel, Keegan Trainor, Lenny Wainstein, Josh Bramble, Feimei Zeng, Mengya Qiu, Kaitlyn Ugoretz, and Xingchen Liu.
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December 11, 2015
David M. Silfen, C’66, chairman of Penn Arts and Sciences’ Board of Overseers and vice-chair of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, died on November 28.
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December 9, 2015
Xingting Gong, a 2015 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, was a finalist for this year’s LeRoy Apker Award, given by the American Physical Society to recognize outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and thereby provide encouragement to young physicists who have...
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December 5, 2015
Meredith Tamminga, an assistant professor in linguistics and director of the University’s Language Variation and Cognition Lab, and Jami Fisher, a linguistics lecturer and Penn’s ASL Program coordinator, are working to document what they’re calling the Philadelphia "accent" of American Sign...
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