Graduate Division News

  • New Gift from Robert and Penny Fox Aids Fels Expansion

    A gift from Robert A. Fox, C’52, and Penny Grossman Fox, Ed’53, has helped launch a new era for the Fels Institute of Government, which is reorganizing and expanding in ways designed to increase Penn’s participation in and effect on public policy at the local, national, and international levels.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Professors named Fellows of the American Physical Society

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Natural Sciences Bhuvnesh Jain and Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics Mark Trodden, both in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society.

  • Penn Physicists Share in Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

    The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, which includes physicists from Penn Arts and Sciences, is sharing the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

  • Ancient Mass Extinction Led to Dominance of Tiny Fish

    According to new research led by Lauren Sallan, an assistant professor of earth and environmental science, a mass extinction 359 million years ago known as the Hangenberg event triggered a drastic and lasting transformation of Earth’s vertebrate community.

  • Sociologists Examine the Needs of South Philly’s Latino Immigrants

    To study how immigrants incorporate into new communities, Penn researchers had to develop a unique survey strategy. “Immigrants are difficult to reach because they might be undocumented; they have often recently arrived,” says Professor of Sociology Emilio Parrado. “They work all the time. They’re highly mobile. And so they are generally underrepresented in standard surveys.

  • Professor Joullié Receives John Scott Award for Inventions Benefitting Mankind

    Madeleine Joullié, a professor of chemistry in Penn Arts and Sciences, will receive the 2015 John Scott Award at a ceremony on November 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. Dating from 1822, the John Scott Award is one of the oldest scientific honors in the U.S.

  • Penn Musicians Battle for Top Spot in Fourth Annual Blutt Band Slam

    Kyra Schulman, C'18, performs a cover of "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac.

  • Tukufu Zuberi Expands the Role of the Public Intellectual

    Whether he’s in a college classroom, on the set of a TV or film production, or meeting with an African head of state, Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, professor of sociology, and professor of Africana studies, is always teaching.

  • Penn Chemists Join International Collaboration to Re-Engineer Disaster Tents

    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria, and capture and store solar energy.

  • Larry Silver Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

    Larry A. Silver, James and Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of History of Art, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is one of 13 distinguished scholars selected by the Phi Beta Kappa Society for this program.