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May 6, 2015
Glycans are cell membrane sugars which act like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells. Last year the lab of P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry Virgil Percec was the first to find a way to model these...
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April 30, 2015
Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History Kathy Peiss has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for her book project The Collecting Missions of World War II. ACLS has provided fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences for...
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April 28, 2015
David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Society selected him as one of four fellows for the 2015 induction for his lifelong scholarly commitment to architectural history.
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April 17, 2015
Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History Sarah Barringer Gordon and Professor of History Kathleen Brown have won 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships. Out of 3,100 applicants, 175 fellows were chosen on the basis of prior achievement and...
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April 17, 2015
In a new study published in the journal Child Development, Associate Professor of Psychology Angela Duckworth and doctoral candidate Rachel White show that adolescents who step back from their own point of view when experiencing negative emotions become less upset by their feelings.
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April 17, 2015
Penn Arts and Sciences junior Adam Cohen is one of 60 students nationwide to be awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarships are granted to students who plan to pursue careers in public service or government and who wish to attend professional or graduate school to do so.
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April 15, 2015
The School of Arts and Sciences has decided to consolidate the current activities of the Africa Center, shifting the administration of its programming and non-language teaching activities to the Center for Africana Studies, and the administration of the language teaching programs to the Penn...
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April 15, 2015
Maria T. Zuber, C’80, E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nadia Y. Laher, C’15, will speak at this year’s graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. The event will take...
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April 13, 2015
Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Dennis DeTurck, Stephen A. Levin Dean of the College, have announced the recipients of the School’s 2015 teaching awards. The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in 200 College Hall. Ira H....
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