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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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May 12, 2016
The Simons Foundation has awarded a $38.4 million grant to establish the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will merge and expand existing efforts to explore the evolution of the universe from its earliest moments to today. An additional $1.7 million of...
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May 6, 2016
Roger Chartier, Annenberg Visiting Professor in History at Penn Arts and Sciences and professor at the College de France, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is among 213 who make up the Academy’s 236th class of national and international scholars, artists, writers,...
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May 5, 2016
In the Puerto Rican rain forest, a strong storm can drop a meter of rain in a single day. All that water rushes into mountain rivers and causes a torrent as the water overflows the riverbanks and charges downstream. It seems intuitive that the force of so much water would lead to massive erosion of...
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