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October 13, 2015
Because plants cannot just pick up and move, they have evolved a plethora of strategies to cope with environmental stresses, whether a harsh spell of drought or a browsing deer.
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October 12, 2015
WetLand is both a houseboat and an art project. From October 5 to November 7, 2015, this lab for experimentation in sustainable living will float on the Schuylkill River, piloting cooperative projects among the University of Pennsylvania’s Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH); Bartram’s...
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September 21, 2015
The Department of Defense (DoD) has named Robert Ghrist, Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Mathematics and Electrical and Systems Engineering, a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF). He is one of only seven university faculty scientists and engineers to have been...
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September 18, 2015
Daniel J. Hopkins, who joined Penn Arts and Sciences this fall as an associate professor of political science, received two awards during the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), held September 3-6 in San Francisco.
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September 18, 2015
Dean Steven Fluharty is pleased to name two faculty members to endowed chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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September 11, 2015
An international cohort of more than 20 scholars convened on Sept. 9, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies for a year of research on the theme of “Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews’ Inner Lives.”
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September 11, 2015
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced the first recipients of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (CREF) awards. Established in March, CREF will award up to $10 million in the form of matching research grants to Penn faculty to stimulate...
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September 11, 2015
The University of Puerto Rico and University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to support their Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.
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September 11, 2015
Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas at Austin have analyzed the steps involved in estimating how fast an object is moving—from light bouncing off the object, passing through the eye’s lens, hitting the retina, and transmitting information to the brain through...
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September 10, 2015
A new study, led by Professor of Sociology Jason Schnittker and published in the September issue of The Milbank Quarterly, finds that states with the highest incarceration rates experience significant declines in overall access to and quality of care.
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