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March 10, 2015
In a study published in Nature Communications, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Douglas Jerolmack reveals his new model for predicting riverbed erosion. Theoretical models, which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport in rivers, have rarely...
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February 27, 2015
In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, a research team led by Professor of Physics and Astronomy Charlie Johnson revealed a new technique for making molybdenum disulfide, a potential graphene competitor.
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February 27, 2015
Jocelyn Perry, C’13, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She is among 40 U.S. recipients of Gates Cambridge Scholarships this year.
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February 24, 2015
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology Dorothy Roberts has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for her book project Interracial Marriage and Racial Equality in Chicago. For nearly 90 years ACLS has provided fellowships for scholars in the...
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February 23, 2015
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Zahra Fakhraai has received a Sloan Research Fellowship. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders.
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February 20, 2015
Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor Emeritus of American History Richard S. Dunn is one of four finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize. One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, the $50,000 prize recognizes the best new books on early American history.
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February 19, 2015
Penn Arts and Sciences has named 20 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as 2015 Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.
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February 12, 2015
Two College of Arts and Sciences students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are:
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February 11, 2015
The University of York in England has awarded an honorary degree to Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology and Psychiatry. Raine is a world-renowned expert in the neurobiological causes of antisocial and violent behavior in children and adults, as well as the potential for...
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February 5, 2015
A new $5 million gift from Robert and Penny Fox to the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania will create Fox Leadership International, adding a global dimension to all of the program’s initiatives.
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