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September 11, 2014
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Peter Struck has been appointed to the Evan C Thompson Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching, Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Education Andrew Binns have announced. Struck is a prize-winning scholar and intellectual historian of ancient Greece. He...
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September 10, 2014
Karen Beckman, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media, was on WHYY's NewsWorks to discuss the place of humanities and the arts in the wider university, and what can be learned by engaging with the arts.
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September 10, 2014
Penn researchers in psychology and biology have made another advance in understanding how the brain learns from its mistakes, a critical element of fine motor control. The study, published in the journal eLife, was led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Javier Medina and Farzaneh Najafi, then a...
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August 24, 2014
We regret to announce the death of Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History Michael B. Katz, a pioneering scholar in the history of American education, urban social structure and family organization, and social welfare and poverty. His many books include Reconstructing American Education, One...
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August 19, 2014
Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed 22 new members to its standing faculty for the 2014-2015 academic year. The School is pleased to welcome:
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August 15, 2014
For many undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania, summer research means conducting field work in an exotic locale or running experiments in a laboratory.
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August 11, 2014
A pair of Penn professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology, and physics at...
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August 8, 2014
After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473...
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July 30, 2014
Amos B. Smith III has received the 2014 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. 
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July 24, 2014
Steven Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of Matthew Lane as Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, effective immediately. Lane oversees the School's financial and administrative infrastructure, including the areas of finance, budget, facilities,...
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