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March 17, 2016
Melissa Sanchez, associate professor of English, is using the language and history of 16th- and 17th-century poetry to examine issues of gender, sexuality, and romance in the past and modern-day.
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March 17, 2016
When the massive sphinx arrived at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia in 1913, it was eclipsed by another historic event in the city—opening day of baseball’s World Series, with the Philadelphia Athletics hosting the New York Giants.
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March 4, 2016
Randall D. Kamien, Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has won the G. W. Gray Medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society for outstanding contributions to liquid crystal science.
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March 1, 2016
Robert Ghrist, Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Math and Electrical and Systems Engineering, has received the 2016 James P. Crawford Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of...
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March 1, 2016
In 1981, while teaching “Ages of Man” to 9th graders at an all-girls high school, Kathleen Brown noted the irony. Brown, now a professor of history, says that at the time she felt poorly equipped to redesign the course, which focused on political, military, and economic history from a global...
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February 29, 2016
Camille Z. Charles believes that where you live influences everything that happens to you and sets you up for the rest of your life.
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February 25, 2016
Asif Agha, professor of anthropology, has been voted president-elect of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA), a section of the American Anthropological Association. The SLA is the premiere society for the interdisciplinary study of how language shapes social life in the world.
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February 25, 2016
In the criminal justice world, there’s an ongoing debate about whether to increase the age of majority, the point at which an adolescent can no longer be tried in the juvenile legal system and instead must be tried as an adult. Advocates of raising this threshold say it’s unfair to process...
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February 23, 2016
Richard Berk, a professor of criminology and statistics in Penn Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School, and Susan B.
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February 22, 2016
Four Penn Arts and Sciences seniors and three alumni have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are:
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