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  • 5 CogSci Majors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa!

    Congratulations to COGS seniors Greyson Abid, Peter Bryan, Dana Kamerling, Elena Leib, and Stamati Liapis for their recent inductions into Phi Beta Kappa!

  • Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering

    CIS faculty member Vijay Kumar has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1. “Vijay’s superb academic judgment, compelling vision for the future of engineering and applied science, and proven track record as a leader and administrator make him the perfect choice to lead Penn Engineering,” said University President Amy Gutmann.

  • Examining the intricacies of color vision

    What we see when we look at an object is not its “true” physical color, says David Brainard, RRL Professor of Psychology, but our brain’s subjective reading of spectrum. “There are creatures out there that are able to perceive even more colors than humans,” says Brainard. “Some birds, insects, and mantis shrimps, for instance, would say we were somewhat colorblind in comparison.”

  • Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced that the University of Pennsylvania’s Danielle S. Bassett has been selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship, often referred to as a “genius grant,” provides no-strings-attached funding for creative, innovative, path-breaking work in a broad range of scholarly and artistic fields.