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July 12, 2016
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price are pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Simmons as the University of Pennsylvania’s 18th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2016.  
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June 27, 2016
When you want to buy a new cell phone or eat out, how do you decide which brand to purchase or which restaurant to dine in? According to Daniel Hauser, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics, it has to do with motivation on the part of the business and perception on the part...
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June 26, 2016
In a newly published study in the journal Nature Communications, Erol Akçay, an assistant professor of biology, and Amiyaal Ilany, a postdoctoral researcher, developed a mathematical model of the way social networks arise in animal populations.
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June 20, 2016
Ferromagnetic materials are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic fields. Since external electric fields can reorient the electric polarization of these materials, they are ideal for certain memory applications, such as stored-value cards used in...
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June 16, 2016
As of this fall, Penn Arts and Sciences will offer four new options for minors to undergraduates at Penn. The new fields of study will be in archaeological science, East Central European studies, law and society, and medical sociology.CAAM Minor in Archaeological Science
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June 15, 2016
Dorothy Roberts has been selected to receive the Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be honored in November at the society's 2016 annual meeting, the North American Forum on Family Planning, in Denver, Colorado.
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June 14, 2016
In his new book The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy, Jeffrey Green, an associate professor of political science, says a person’s socioeconomic status on average determines future opportunities, from education to career advancement.
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June 2, 2016
Penn Back Then is a continuing oral history project begun in May 2005 by the School of Arts and Sciences. At campus celebrations each year, alumni from all decades can contribute their notable anecdotes and remembrances to this audio scrapbook
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June 1, 2016
Adriana Petryna, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded the biennial Wellcome Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland for “a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in...
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June 1, 2016
In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Penn researchers use game theory to demonstrate the complex set of traits that can promote the evolution of cooperation. Their analysis showed that smaller groups in which actors had longer memories of their fellow group members’ actions...
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