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February 5, 2016
Dorothy Roberts and Sarah Tishkoff have coauthored a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research.
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February 5, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania and the Tau Chapter of Psi Upsilon have announced the creation of the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Memorial Scholarship to provide financial support to an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences who would otherwise be unable to meet the cost of a Penn...
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February 4, 2016
Founded in 2014, Fox Leadership International equips and empowers Penn students and recent alumni for present and future roles as ethical and effective 21st century global leaders.Watch the video below:Fox Leadership International: Penn Students Following in Franklin's Global Footsteps
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January 20, 2016
It’s not easy to change people’s minds on political issues. That’s one of the lessons Diana Mutz, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication, wanted to impart to the undergraduates in her Media and Politics class. It’s even harder still when your tool for persuasion is a 30...
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January 15, 2016
Beginning this semester, Penn Arts and Sciences is offering a new cross-school major in nutrition science and a new minor in survey research and data analytics. 
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January 15, 2016
Lauren Sallan, assistant professor of earth and environmental science, has received the Stensiö Award, which is given to an early career researcher in early vertebrate palaeontology. Named after Swedish paleozoologist Erik Stensiö, the award recognizes the research and impact of a scholar within 10...
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January 6, 2016
Thomas Tartaron, associate professor of classical studies, has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s James R. Wiseman Book Award for best archaeological book of the year, for Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World. The book takes a new look at maritime life among the Mycenaean Greeks from...
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January 6, 2016
Robert Ghrist, a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor with appointments in Penn Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is working to make confusing mathematics topics understandable and interesting to non-mathematicians.
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January 6, 2016
Deborah Thomas, an anthropology professor in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship journal American Anthropologist, effective July 1. The position runs through June 30, 2020.
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