Graduate Division News

  • Team Receives DARPA Support to Develop ‘Next Generation’ Social Science

    A scientific team led by Penn faculty has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and validate reproducible methods for studying human social behavior.

  • Restoring Active Memory Project Releases Extensive Human Brain Dataset

    A project aimed toward building a device that helps improve memory for patients with memory disorders has reached an important milestone.

  • Astronomers Discover New Potential Dwarf Planet

    It’s not every day that scientists get to say they have discovered a new planet in our solar system, but that day arrived this past July for Masao Sako, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Gary Bernstein, the Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • Devesh Kapur Co-authors Book on Success of America’s ‘Other One-Percenters’

    A new book examines the growth and success of the Indian-American community in the United States, both Indian-born and American-born.

    The Other One Percent: Indians in America is a collaborative book written by Devesh Kapur, director of the Center for Advanced Study of India and a professor of political science.

  • Mathematicians Win $10 Million Grant to Prove Homological Mirror Symmetry

    A team of researchers led by Professors of Mathematics Tony Pantev and Ron Donagi have received a $10 million Simons Collaboration Grant to prove the Homological Mirror Symmetry Conjecture, one of mathematics’ outstanding open problems. Solving this has potential applications in fields from particle physics to geometry.

  • Coming This March: Grad Ben Talks

  • Study Finds Straightforward Way to Model Growth of Vein Networks

    A new study by Eleni Katifori, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and Henrik Ronellenfitsch, a postdoc in her lab, describes how a simple rule guides the development of the vasculature in both animals and plants.

  • Penn’s EnerFront Sparks New Ideas on Energy Sustainability

    A new collaboration, EnerFront, is leading a series of forums through the fall semester to invite researchers from different disciplines to talk about energy. The concept originated with Reto Gieré, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, and the department’s research program manager, Svetlana Milutinović.

  • In Memoriam: Professor Richard R. Beeman

    Richard R. Beeman, John Welsch Centennial Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania, died on September 5, 2016, at the age of 74. Beeman was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1942 and was raised in Long Beach, California.

  • Witnessing Geology’s Impact Firsthand With Penn in the Alps

    As part of the Penn Summer Abroad program, the participants in the 10-day “Penn in the Alps” course received an intellectually and physically rigorous introduction to a region with geological, biological, historical, political, and cultural traits found nowhere else.