Graduate Division News

  • Students Test Their Powers of Persuasion on Gun Control

    It’s not easy to change people’s minds on political issues. That’s one of the lessons Diana Mutz, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication, wanted to impart to the undergraduates in her Media and Politics class. It’s even harder still when your tool for persuasion is a 30-second video.

  • Professor Receives Early Career Award

    Lauren Sallan, assistant professor of earth and environmental science, has received the Stensiö Award, which is given to an early career researcher in early vertebrate palaeontology. Named after Swedish paleozoologist Erik Stensiö, the award recognizes the research and impact of a scholar within 10 years of receiving a Ph.D.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Offers New Major in Nutrition Science, Minor in Survey Research and Analytics

    Beginning this semester, Penn Arts and Sciences is offering a new cross-school major in nutrition science and a new minor in survey research and data analytics.

  • Robert Ghrist Brings Complicated Math to the Masses

    Robert Ghrist, a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor with appointments in Penn Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is working to make confusing mathematics topics understandable and interesting to non-mathematicians.

  • Tartaron Wins Archaeological Book of the Year Award

    Thomas Tartaron, associate professor of classical studies, has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s James R. Wiseman Book Award for best archaeological book of the year, for Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World. The book takes a new look at maritime life among the Mycenaean Greeks from 1600 to 1100 B.C.

  • Researchers Find Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Been Frozen for 14 Million Years

    In a new study in Scientific Reports, Penn researchers use an innovative technique to date one of Antarctica’s ancient lake deposits. They found that the deposits have remained frozen for at least the last 14 million years, suggesting that the surrounding region, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) has likewise remained intact.

  • PEACE in China

    Fox Nanjing Fellows (left to right): Gabe Mickel, Keegan Trainor, Lenny Wainstein, Josh Bramble, Feimei Zeng, Mengya Qiu, Kaitlyn Ugoretz, and Xingchen Liu.

  • OMNIA: Summer on the Circuit

    Penn-in-Cannes Program Inspires Adventurous Scholarship

  • OMNIA: College and the Bottom Line

    Racial Differences in Education’s Impact on Net Worth

  • OMNIA: Rare Earth Separations Made Simple

    By Rebecca Guenard

    The Claw! Descending into a congregate of plush toys, the claw pulls out a single prize and isolates it from the pack. We are all familiar with the popular arcade game; now imagine such a mechanism put to use at the atomic level. Eric Schelter, associate professor of chemistry, has discovered a molecular claw can be handy for separating rare earth metals.