PHILADELPHIA — A team of mathematicians from the University of Pennsylvania has been named winners of the 2012 Chauvenet Prize, given by the Mathematical Association of America to the author or authors of an outstanding expository article on a mathematical topic. The prize was awarded at the Joint Mathematics Meeting.
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Theodore Schurr of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research that helps clarify the genetic link between Native Americans and Asians.
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship
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PHILADELPHIA -- In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania will present the first event in its Practically Speaking series, on Feb. 2 at the National Constitution Center, “Transportation in a Time of Political Gridlock.”
PHILADELPHIA –- Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world. James McGann, assistant director of Penn’s International Relations Program, directs the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at Penn. The report is available at www.gotothinktank.com or www.sas.upenn.edu/irp/.
James McGann of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted as the lead author of the Global Go-To Think Tanks Rankings report.
PHILADELPHIA -- Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.