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June 2, 2016
Penn Back Then is a continuing oral history project begun in May 2005 by the School of Arts and Sciences. At campus celebrations each year, alumni from all decades can contribute their notable anecdotes and remembrances to this audio scrapbook
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June 1, 2016
Adriana Petryna, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded the biennial Wellcome Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland for “a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in...
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June 1, 2016
In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Penn researchers use game theory to demonstrate the complex set of traits that can promote the evolution of cooperation. Their analysis showed that smaller groups in which actors had longer memories of their fellow group members’ actions...
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May 27, 2016
David Spafford, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study the corporate warrior house in Japan from 1450 to 1650. He is researching the social functions of the warrior house, exploring...
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May 26, 2016
In Governing With Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy and Inequality in America, Daniel  Gillion says politicians are sharers of health information with the potential to increase awareness of health issues and advise minorities on best practices.
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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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