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August 2, 2016
Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science; chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism; and associate dean for social sciences, has been selected for membership in the American Philosophical Society.
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August 1, 2016
Twice a year, Partners and Progress, the publication dedicated to highlighting Penn Arts and Sciences’ vibrant and generous community of alumni, parents, and friends, sheds light on exciting new developments at the School. In this Spring/Summer 2016 issue we take a tour of the new Stephen A.
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August 1, 2016
Art historian Julie Nelson Davis is partnering with the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries on two projects in Washington, D.C.“It’s like a dream come true,” said Davis, a professor in the History of Art Department and the senior consulting curator at the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art.
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July 27, 2016
In humans, it’s well documented that having a healthy social life is associated with better physical health. The same is true for baboons: females who have close bonds with other females live longer and have greater reproductive success.
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July 21, 2016
It has remained frustratingly difficult to develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, in part because the virus, once in our bodies, rapidly reproduces and evolves to escape being killed by the immune system.
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July 15, 2016
Fox Leadership International (FLI) has launched a five-year research and service project on eldercare in China. With an elderly population that will be about as large as the entire U.S.
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July 15, 2016
The Fels Policy Research Initiative at Penn Arts and Sciences and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at PennDesign the jointly welcome Howard Neukrug, who will serve both institutions as a senior fellow during the 2016-2017 academic year. Neukrug is the former CEO of Philadelphia Water and a...
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July 12, 2016
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price are pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Simmons as the University of Pennsylvania’s 18th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2016.  
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June 27, 2016
When you want to buy a new cell phone or eat out, how do you decide which brand to purchase or which restaurant to dine in? According to Daniel Hauser, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics, it has to do with motivation on the part of the business and perception on the part...
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June 26, 2016
In a newly published study in the journal Nature Communications, Erol Akçay, an assistant professor of biology, and Amiyaal Ilany, a postdoctoral researcher, developed a mathematical model of the way social networks arise in animal populations.
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