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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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September 17, 2014
In this video piece, Christopher B. Murray, Richard Perry University Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, talks about research and collaboration at the University of Pennsylvania.
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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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