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October 13, 2014
In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania show how the brain makes directional inferences, revealing that people use geometrical relationships to orient themselves.
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October 10, 2014
This summer, Benjamin Finkel, C’17, traveled to the Ciociaria region of Italy to look at why a dialect spoken there is not accompanied by a strong sense of cultural identity. He was inspired to do the research by a course he took last spring on Italian history.
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October 7, 2014
Dean Steven J. Fluharty has announced the appointments of two faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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October 3, 2014
Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry Gary Molander has been chosen to receive an American Chemical Society (ACS) national award, the Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods. The Brown Award was created to recognize and encourage outstanding and creative contributions...
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October 2, 2014
A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown how giant clams use iridescent structures, the purpose of which was unknown before. The structures enable symbiotic algae on clam shells to absorb the ideal amount of light for them...
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October 2, 2014
In a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, researchers Sarah A. Tishkoff and Joseph Lachance have found that a bias toward particular types of DNA sequences during gene conversion may be a significant factor in the persistence of heritable diseases in populations around the...
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September 30, 2014
Writing in the online “policy-zine” Republic 3.0, Dennis DeTurck and Bruce Lenthall describe Penn’s innovative approach to teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classes.
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September 26, 2014
Daniel Gillion, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the American Political Science Association Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section’s 2014 Best Book Award for The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy.
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September 25, 2014
Charles Kane, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is one of this year’s Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates. The honor is designed to recognize researchers whose body of work puts them in contention for a Nobel Prize. Kane, along with Laurens W.
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September 25, 2014
A University of Pennsylvania team has observed rapid atmospheric reactions in the lab and identified an important intermediate molecule in Earth’s atmosphere. By tracking the molecule’s transformation to hydroxyl radicals, they are better able to predict how the atmosphere will respond to...
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