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July 12, 2015
In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, Penn researchers reported that remediating abandoned buildings can significantly reduce crime and violence. The reduction, including a 39 percent decrease in gun assaults, occurred in the year after Philadelphia began enforcing an ordinance requiring...
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July 9, 2015
University of Pennsylvania biologists, along with researchers from the New York Department of Health and State University of New York at Albany, have identified migrating populations of blacklegged ticks as the source of the spread of Lyme disease in areas in the United States historically free of...
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July 1, 2015
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected David W. Christianson as the Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow for the 2015–2016 academic year.
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June 19, 2015
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found an efficient and cost-effective way to recycle two rare-earth metals that comprise the tiny, powerful magnets often found in high-tech consumer electronics. Mining and purifying the metals is ecologically devastating, labor-intensive, and...
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June 16, 2015
Michael Platt has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 16th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1.  The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
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June 15, 2015
The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) announced today the second Sobti Family post-baccalaureate Fellow, Sindhuri Nandhakumar, C’14, for the 2015-16 year.
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June 15, 2015
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences Liliane Weissberg has been awarded the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation 2015-16 Rutman Teaching Fellowship. Each year, the Spielberg Foundation awards the fellowship to a Penn faculty member to teach about...
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June 10, 2015
By Maureen HaggertyWith Blake ColeIllustrations by Jon KrausePhoto by Shira Yudkoff“In America, every child is told he or she can grow up to be president," says Annette Lareau. "But success is not a result of confidence and aspirations alone.”
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June 10, 2015
By Susan AhlbornPhotos by Lisa GodfreyTwo satellite photos of the ancient Roman city of Apamea are juxtaposed on the computer screen. On the left, a vertical line marks an ancient colonnaded street crossing the smooth brown earth. In the right photo the street looks like it’s on the moon.
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