Graduate Division News

  • Dorothy Roberts Awarded American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

    George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology Dorothy Roberts has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for her book project Interracial Marriage and Racial Equality in Chicago. For nearly 90 years ACLS has provided fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences.

  • Richard Dunn Is Finalist for George Washington Book Prize

    Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor Emeritus of American History Richard S. Dunn is one of four finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize. One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, the $50,000 prize recognizes the best new books on early American history.

  • Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine: Scientists-In-Training

    The first goal for most aspiring scientists and engineers is developing a research path—not creating a proposal to pitch to a room full of people. That’s where the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) differs. The dual-degree program, founded through the generosity of Trustee Emeritus P.

  • Two College Students Receive Thouron Awards to Study in U.K.

    Two College of Arts and Sciences students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are:

  • Adrian Raine Awarded Honorary Degree

    The University of York in England has awarded an honorary degree to Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology and Psychiatry. Raine is a world-renowned expert in the neurobiological causes of antisocial and violent behavior in children and adults, as well as the potential for preventing future crime and the neuro-ethical implications of this effort.

  • Penn Trustees Approve Design for Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

    The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics has received final design approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. The project, which incorporates the rehabilitation of the existing West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building at 36th and Walnut Streets with a significant addition to its north, is in the first stages of construction.

  • Penn Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database

    Since 2000, a team led by University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia scientists has been responsible for developing genome database resources for microbial pathogens, including the parasites responsible for malaria, sleeping sickness, toxoplasmosis and many other diseases.

  • ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Held for Penn’s Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building (Video)

    On December 4, members of the University of Pennsylvania community gathered for a “topping off” ceremony securing the uppermost beam atop Penn Arts and Sciences' new Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building.

  • Larry Gladney Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

    Larry Gladney, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). APS fellowships are a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers for exceptional contributions to the field of physics.

  • Sobti Family Fellowship Fund Supports Independent Research in India

    Since 2007, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has provided funding to nearly 100 Penn undergraduate and graduate students for independent research and volunteer internships in India. In November 2013, the Center announced its first post-baccalaureate fellowship, the Sobti Family Fellowship Fund, created by Penn parents Rajiv Sobti, GR’84, and Slomi Sobti.