Graduate Division News

  • A New Theory About Our Perceptions of the World

    New research is filling in gaps between two prevailing theories about how the brain generates our perception of the world.

  • Professors Receive Grants to Study Biological Applications of New 2-D Materials

    Graphene, a one-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, has been the focus of intense research since its discovery more than a decade ago. Effectively two-dimensional, graphene has unique physical properties and ultra-high conductivity and promises to revolutionize electronic devices as the ability to mass produce it grows.

  • Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Partners with Artist on WetLand Sustainability Project

    WetLand is both a houseboat and an art project. From October 5 to November 7, 2015, this lab for experimentation in sustainable living will float on the Schuylkill River, piloting cooperative projects among the University of Pennsylvania’s Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH); Bartram’s Garden; WetLand’s creator, artist Mary Mattingly; and other community collaborators.

  • Robert Ghrist Named National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has named Robert Ghrist, Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Mathematics and Electrical and Systems Engineering, a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF). He is one of only seven university faculty scientists and engineers to have been awarded this prestigious five-year fellowship this year.

  • Two Endowed Professors Named in Penn Arts and Sciences

    Dean Steven Fluharty is pleased to name two faculty members to endowed chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Political Science’s Daniel Hopkins Honored With Two Awards

    Daniel J. Hopkins, who joined Penn Arts and Sciences this fall as an associate professor of political science, received two awards during the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), held September 3-6 in San Francisco.

  • Research Helps Develop Predictive Model of How Humans Estimate Speed

    Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas at Austin have analyzed the steps involved in estimating how fast an object is moving—from light bouncing off the object, passing through the eye’s lens, hitting the retina, and transmitting information to the brain through the optic nerve—in order to build an optimal model.

  • Penn Receives $3M NSF Grant for Research Partnership

    The University of Puerto Rico and University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to support their Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Faculty Receive Inaugural China Research and Engagement Fund Awards

    University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced the first recipients of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (CREF) awards. Established in March, CREF will award up to $10 million in the form of matching research grants to Penn faculty to stimulate and support research activity and engagement in China over the next five years.

  • Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Announces New Cohort of International Fellows

    An international cohort of more than 20 scholars convened on Sept. 9, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies for a year of research on the theme of “Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews’ Inner Lives.”