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February 1, 2015
“We want to know what structures are possible in a human language and what are impossible,” says Julie Anne Legate, associate professor and chair of undergraduate studies in linguistics. Legate’s recent book, Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese, takes on this problem by exploring the boundaries of...
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February 1, 2015
In Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs, Director of the Penn Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Associate Professor of Political Science Devesh Kapur relates the underdog story of 21 Dalit (...
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February 1, 2015
Eighteenth-century philosopher Adam Smith referred to individual self-interest as the “invisible hand” of the market. Robert Kurzban, professor of psychology and departmental director of undergraduate studies, and senior researcher Jason Weeden believe that the same impulse has a significant...
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February 1, 2015
Ebola is inescapable. A recent Google News search turned up the following numbers of hits: Malaria: 98,900 Heart disease: 126,000AIDS: 524,000Ebola: 28.1 million
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January 26, 2015
Professor of Biology Joshua Plotkin has been named winner of the 2015 Akira Okubo Prize, awarded by the International Society for Mathematical Biology and the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology.
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January 26, 2015
The Jewish Book Council has named Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures Kathryn Hellerstein the recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987. The National Jewish Book Awards highlight the best new...
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January 26, 2015
Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, may one day become the new heart of electronics. Its speed and virtual two-dimensionality make it an attractive alternative to silicon, but several obstacles remain.
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January 23, 2015
The American Psychiatric Association has named George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology Dorothy Roberts as the recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has...
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January 21, 2015
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics has received final design approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. The project, which incorporates the rehabilitation of the existing West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building at 36th and Walnut...
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January 20, 2015
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce the appointment of four faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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