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November 30, 2016
After studying the origins and politics of mass incarceration, Marie Gottschalk has taken her research one step further by introducing the idea of a “carceral state” with millions of people in prison, on probation or on parole who are still “detained” through monitoring. 
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November 29, 2016
During the spring semester of 2017, Dennis DeTurck will be on sabbatical leave from his roles as Stephen A. Levin Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor, and Professor of Mathematics.
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November 29, 2016
Although the protein tau, which is associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, has been heavily studied for decades, its role in maintaining cell function is poorly understood.
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November 23, 2016
The idea behind power poses, that if you stand in a “powerful” position, broad posture, hands on hips, shoulders high and pushed back, you will suddenly feel psychologically and physiologically stronger, is intuitively appealing, especially for people without much confidence.
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November 22, 2016
The Fels Policy Research Initiative in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania has announced eight collaborative grant recipients. Each will be awarded as much as $15,000 in support of three new working groups and five conferences, designed to further interdisciplinary...
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November 21, 2016
Ted Chinburg, a professor of mathematics, is part of a team that is trying to break the internet. But only so it can protect it.
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November 17, 2016
A new model, developed by Penn chemists, could be the first step towards better harnessing heat energy to power nanoscale devices. Abraham Nitzan, professor of chemistry , and Galen Craven, a postdoc in his lab, used new information about how to measure temperature on a nanoscale to revisit the...
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November 16, 2016
The emotionally charged election cycle has exposed the harsh reality that our nation is deeply divided. These divisions were brought home forcefully by the disturbing social media attacks on Penn’s Black freshmen last Friday.
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November 11, 2016
A project aimed toward building a device that helps improve memory for patients with memory disorders has reached an important milestone.
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November 10, 2016
A scientific team led by Penn faculty has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and validate reproducible methods for studying human social behavior.
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