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January 26, 2015
Professor of Biology Joshua Plotkin has been named winner of the 2015 Akira Okubo Prize, awarded by the International Society for Mathematical Biology and the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology.
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January 26, 2015
The Jewish Book Council has named Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures Kathryn Hellerstein the recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987. The National Jewish Book Awards highlight the best new...
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January 26, 2015
Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, may one day become the new heart of electronics. Its speed and virtual two-dimensionality make it an attractive alternative to silicon, but several obstacles remain.
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January 23, 2015
The American Psychiatric Association has named George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology Dorothy Roberts as the recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has...
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January 21, 2015
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics has received final design approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. The project, which incorporates the rehabilitation of the existing West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building at 36th and Walnut...
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January 20, 2015
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce the appointment of four faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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January 20, 2015
In a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, Penn researchers demonstrate that Twitter can capture more information about heart disease risk than can traditional risk markers. They found that expressions of negative emotions in a given U.S. county’s tweets were associated with...
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January 20, 2015
When cells take in material from their environment, proteins within the cell pull inward on its membrane, forming a pit that encapsulates the material in a bubble called a vesicle.
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January 13, 2015
Three University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences faculty members have been named Penn Fellows. The program, which began at Penn in 2009, provides leadership development to selected mid-career faculty.
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January 6, 2015
In a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologists built on earlier work in which they cataloged all the interactions that occur between RNA and the proteins that bind to it. This time, they looked exclusively at these interactions in the nuclei, and simultaneously obtained data about the...
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