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September 26, 2014
Daniel Gillion, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the American Political Science Association Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section’s 2014 Best Book Award for The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy.
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September 25, 2014
Charles Kane, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is one of this year’s Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates. The honor is designed to recognize researchers whose body of work puts them in contention for a Nobel Prize. Kane, along with Laurens W.
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September 25, 2014
A University of Pennsylvania team has observed rapid atmospheric reactions in the lab and identified an important intermediate molecule in Earth’s atmosphere. By tracking the molecule’s transformation to hydroxyl radicals, they are better able to predict how the atmosphere will respond to...
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September 25, 2014
On September 25, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke at Penn on the role of America’s maritime presence in the global economy to an audience of over 100 students and faculty.  
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September 23, 2014
Feng Gai has been appointed Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Gai works at the intersection of physical chemistry and biology, investigating protein-folding problems, which are thought to be instrumental in understanding diseases...
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September 23, 2014
Dennis DeTurck has been named the first Stephen A. Levin Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A $5 million gift from Stephen, C’67, and Petra Levin will support the work of the College dean, and may be used to support programs, departments, and new initiatives in the College.
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September 23, 2014
The Penn Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Professor of Political Science Nancy J. Hirschmann. She will succeed Professor Christine Poggi, who led the program from 2011 to 2014. Hirschmann...
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September 18, 2014
Working in collaboration with researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Arjun Yodh, director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and James M. Skinner Professor of Science, published an article in Nature Materials on solid-solid phase transitions.
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September 18, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Marija Drndić, professor of physics and astronomy, has applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able...
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September 18, 2014
Frank Clements' dissertation, which focuses on the Shugendô religious tradition, recently led him to the mountains of Japan for hands-on research. Shugendô blends esoteric Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto into a complex tradition of mountain austerities and other related practices.
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