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December 3, 2014
New research from Penn Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban and Carin Perilloux of Texas State University calls into question the theory that men are overconfident in estimating the sexual interest of a female partner.
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November 25, 2014
Professor of Biology Joshua Plotkin and post-doc Alexander J. Stewart last year published a mathematical explanation of the evolution of cooperation and generosity in nature through the use of the Prisoner’s Dilemma in game theory.
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November 24, 2014
In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems after sleep loss. By selectively increasing levels of a signaling molecule in...
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November 20, 2014
The United Kingdom-based mental health research charitable organization MQ: Transforming Mental Health, has awarded a Penn psychology team about $160,000 to support The Personalized Advantage Index (PAI), an analytic tool for predicting effective psychological treatments. The research team is led...
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November 19, 2014
Yun S. Song has been named the inaugural Calabi-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Biology. He will join the faculty on July 1, 2015.
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November 17, 2014
Professor of Chemistry Jeffrey Winkler has been elected to the John Morgan Society of the University of Pennsylvania.  The Morgan Society, the oldest honorific biomedical society in the country, was founded to stimulate research in basic medical science by promoting favorable conditions for...
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November 6, 2014
The American Society for Legal History has elected Mary Frances Berry an Honorary Fellow of the Society, the highest honor the society can offer. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.
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November 3, 2014
University of Pennsylvania physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele have been chosen as 2015 recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medal, one of the world's oldest science and technology awards. They will be honored at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on April 23, 2015. 
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October 30, 2014
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley have found an easy method of increasing the operational speed for ferroelectric materials, making such materials viable candidates for use in low-power computing and electronics. Their findings were published...
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October 23, 2014
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Kimberly Bowes has been named the 22nd director of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Founded in 1894, the AAR awards the Rome Prize every year to a select group of artists and scholars who are invited to the city to pursue their work as part of a dynamic...
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