Graduate Division News

  • 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.

  • Penn Senior Rutendo Chigora Awarded non-U.S. Rhodes Scholarship

    Rutendo Chigora, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, has been named one of Zimbabwe’s two recipients of a Rhodes Scholarship which will fund two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. At Oxford, Chigora will pursue a master's degree in public policy.

  • Preventing Memory Problems Caused by Sleep Deprivation

    In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems after sleep loss. By selectively increasing levels of a signaling molecule in these cells, the researchers prevented mice from having memory deficits.

  • Yun S. Song Named Inaugural Calabi-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Biology

    Yun S. Song has been named the inaugural Calabi-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Biology. He will join the faculty on July 1, 2015.

  • Penn Hosts 2014 Peace Science Society Conference

    On October 10-11, Penn played host to the Peace Science Society Conference, an annual event that encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management, with a particular focus on how social science theory relates to international relations. Presenters included scholars and experts from a wide variety of fields.

  • Arts and Sciences Appoints Two to Named Chairs

    Dean Steven J. Fluharty has announced the appointments of two faculty members to named chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences.