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May 26, 2016
Would you rather eat an apple or a banana? Read Moby Dick or A Tale of Two Cities? Is a cup or a mug holding that coffee?How quickly the decision gets made matters. That’s because the longer someone takes to draw a conclusion, the more likely that person will disengage from the process altogether...
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May 20, 2016
“Well-being can and should drive public policy, from the most local to the most international levels.”
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May 18, 2016
Marsha Lester, Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Andrea Liu, Hepburn Professor of Physics, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.
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May 17, 2016
Penn Arts and Sciences has announced the creation of the Vagelos Institute of Energy Science and Technology.
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May 12, 2016
The Simons Foundation has awarded a $38.4 million grant to establish the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will merge and expand existing efforts to explore the evolution of the universe from its earliest moments to today. An additional $1.7 million of...
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May 6, 2016
Roger Chartier, Annenberg Visiting Professor in History at Penn Arts and Sciences and professor at the College de France, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is among 213 who make up the Academy’s 236th class of national and international scholars, artists, writers,...
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May 5, 2016
In the Puerto Rican rain forest, a strong storm can drop a meter of rain in a single day. All that water rushes into mountain rivers and causes a torrent as the water overflows the riverbanks and charges downstream. It seems intuitive that the force of so much water would lead to massive erosion of...
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May 3, 2016
Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society (APS). The APS was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and John Bartram, three years after the founding of the University of Pennsylvania. Its past...
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May 3, 2016
Michael Platt, James S. Riepe University Professor, has received a five-year, $2.9 million Method to Extend Research In Time, or MERIT, award from the National Institute of Mental Health to continue his work on the neural circuits that mediate complex social cognition.
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