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August 15, 2014
For many undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania, summer research means conducting field work in an exotic locale or running experiments in a laboratory.
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August 11, 2014
A pair of Penn professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will receive one of the nine 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...
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August 8, 2014
After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473...
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July 30, 2014
Amos B. Smith III has received the 2014 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. 
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July 24, 2014
Steven Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of Matthew Lane as Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, effective immediately. Lane oversees the School's financial and administrative infrastructure, including the areas of finance, budget, facilities,...
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July 21, 2014
Lauder Professor of Political Science Brendan O’Leary has been awarded the first Juan Linz Prize by the International Political Science Association (IPSA). The prize was created to honor a prominent scholar engaged in the comparative research on decentralization, multinational and multiethnic...
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July 15, 2014
Graphene is widely thought to be the most electrically conductive material ever to be investigated. Researchers at Penn Arts and Sciences just published a study in the journal Nano Letters on their use of a cutting-edge microscope to study the relationship between the atomic geometry of a graphene...
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July 12, 2014
This summer Jordi Rivera Prince, C’16, is an assistant to the curator of physical anthropology at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She is educating visitors and learning about how our species evolved while conducting her own independent research on a collection of human skulls.
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July 10, 2014
A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.
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July 6, 2014
Physicists at Penn Arts and Sciences and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered.
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