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September 2, 2015
Donald T. Regan Professor of English Charles Bernstein has been awarded the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry.
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September 2, 2015
A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley, is investigating whether dark energy is in fact hiding in the form of hypothetical particles. The results of an experiment published in Science narrow the search a thousand times compared to previous...
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September 1, 2015
University of Pennsylvania researchers will receive five of the 10 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 institutions across Pennsylvania.
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August 25, 2015
Professor Emerita of Anthropology Peggy Reeves Sanday has received the annual award for work on gender equity from the Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association. Sanday will be presented with the award at the Association’s annual meeting in Denver this...
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August 21, 2015
Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed 24 new members to its standing faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year. The School is pleased to welcome:
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August 20, 2015
DNA is widely thought of as the building block of life. But what about RNA, its lesser-known counterpart?
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August 18, 2015
A research team headed by Physics and Astronomy Professor Marija Drndić is using a new method of nanopore gene sequencing to observe protein structures.
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August 11, 2015
One doesn’t usually connect liberal arts graduate students with neuroscience research, but now Penn has.
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August 5, 2015
In a new paper published in the journal American Mineralogist, Reto Gieré, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, and his coauthors found that a lightning strike produces enough pressure in a rock to create distinct atomic-level structures called shock lamellae.
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August 5, 2015
Ant societies have distinct castes, fine-tuned strategies to avoid disease outbreaks, and dedicated workers that procure food and rear young—features that have arisen over 100 million years of evolution, says Assistant Professor of Biology Timothy Linksvayer.
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