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September 12, 2017
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November, has already seen two of the strongest storms on record, with hurricanes Irma and Harvey bringing extreme winds, torrential rain and significant flooding to the population centers in their paths.
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September 8, 2017
Rogers Smith has been named as the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) president-elect for the 2017-2018 term. He is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences.
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September 7, 2017
Laws of perception explain why people see the world the way they do. Alan Stocker and his former graduate student Xue-Xin Wei, now a postdoc at Columbia University, have discovered a new such law, one of only a handful in existence.
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September 1, 2017
Enjoy an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation with expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania! Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Science and Lightbulb Café events allow faculty specializing in science, social...
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August 28, 2017
Yann Pfitzer spent the heat of a Philadelphia summer in a lab, designing and testing ultrathin plates that could one day be part of systems that convert extreme heat to electricity.
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August 25, 2017
The Wolf Humanities Center, which now has a permanent endowment from University of Pennsylvania alumnus Dick Wolf, multiple Emmy-winning creator of the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” branded series, is building upon the tradition of the Penn Humanities Forum through a wide-ranging 2017-18 season.
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August 21, 2017
Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, and Alan Greenspan have made a gift to endow the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. The Andrea Mitchell Center will provide an unparalleled platform for students, faculty, and a broad public audience to explore some of society’s most pressing concerns and...
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August 18, 2017
Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed 30 new members to its standing faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year. The School is pleased to welcome:
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August 18, 2017
In a new paper published in Science, research led by postdoctoral fellow Jing Cai and Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy, provided a detailed look into how self-assembled squid lenses have evolved to adjust for light distortion, which allows them to see clearly in the...
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August 15, 2017
Artificial intelligence has great potential to transform many facets of our society, from cars to health care to the way the criminal justice system uses information about arrest records. Richard Berk,Richard Berk, Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminolog, has studied machine learning...
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