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June 10, 2015
By Eric ButtermanWith Blake Cole Photo by Michael Branscom
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June 6, 2015
In a new paper in the journal Environmental Humanities, Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science Etienne Benson examines nature-technology interactions through the threat that birds posed to the power grid in 1920s California.
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June 5, 2015
In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Pennsylvania researchers show that evolution is both unpredictable and irreversible.
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June 4, 2015
In a study published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology Charles Loeffler and Ben Grunwald, a doctoral candidate in the criminology department, analyzed the effect of processing juveniles as adults using a regression discontinuity design.
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June 2, 2015
Amos B. Smith, William Warren Rhodes–Robert J. Thompson Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded the 2015 Perkin Prize for Organic Chemistry by the Royal Society for Chemistry.
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June 1, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $2 million grant to support University initiatives in the digital humanities in both Penn Arts and Sciences and Penn Libraries.
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May 28, 2015
Professor of Biology Dorothy Cheney has been elected as a member by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.
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May 28, 2015
Joseph Subotnik, associate professor of chemistry in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
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May 22, 2015
With the dedication of the new telescope Minerva-Red, Penn Arts and Sciences astronomers have joined the Minerva Project, designed to discover planets orbiting stars other than the sun.
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May 21, 2015
In a new study in mice, Penn Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology researchers have shown that animals’ internal map and compass systems work independently.
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