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April 17, 2014
Cosmologists have established that much of the stuff of the universe is made of dark matter, a mysterious, invisible substance not directly detectable but which exerts a gravitational pull on surrounding objects.
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April 16, 2014
Kelly Family Professor of English Al Filreis is one of the first 14 individuals inducted into the Minerva Academy, an honorary institution dedicated to promoting and rewarding extraordinary advancements and innovation in higher education around the world.
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April 14, 2014
On Friday, April 18, Cinema Studies will host Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age. The symposium brings together scholars, filmmakers, and government officials to discuss how film and digital media are used by governments, NGOs, and grassroots movements to bring about social change.
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April 10, 2014
New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in Penn Arts and Sciences, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States.
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April 8, 2014
Described as "an epicenter of what Arts and Sciences will do" by Dean Steven Fluharty, Penn Arts and Sciences' Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS) building is expected to open in the fall of 2016. The new building will serve as the center of collaboration between the converging disciplines of...
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April 4, 2014
Laura Alber, C’90, will speak at this year’s graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. As president and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Alber is recognized as an innovator in the business world. The event, scheduled for May 18 at 6:30 p.m...
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April 3, 2014
Students at the University of Pennsylvania recently captured the explosive end of the life of a star in a nearby galaxy. This supernova was first discovered serendipitously on January 21, 2014, by undergraduate students being trained by Steve Fossey at the University College of London.
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April 2, 2014
Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those who are infected. But a new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to...
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March 31, 2014
Russia’s annexation of Crimea is the first time one European nation has claimed territory from another since World War II. What happened? What will happen? In this roundtable discussion, a multidisciplinary group of Penn Arts and Sciences experts tackle the big questions, give historical context,...
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March 28, 2014
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, Penn Medicine and Arts and Sciences researchers are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain.
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