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May 3, 2010
An original play by undergraduate English major Cecilia Corrigan will be performed five times at five different locations in Philadelphia during the month of May. Her production of Memorial Day.
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April 12, 2010
Robert W. Preucel, the Gregory Annenberg Weingarten curator-in-charge of the American Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been named the Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology.
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April 2, 2010
Jeffrey Kallberg, Professor and Chair of Music, has been appointed Associate Dean for Arts and Letters, effective July 1, 2010.
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March 24, 2010
George Smith, a 1955 College alumnus and co-recipient of 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, will be the guest speaker at this year's graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences on Sunday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Field. Joshua Bennett, C'10, will be the...
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March 24, 2010
College of Arts and Sciences Senior Makeda Farley has received one of 25 Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
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March 24, 2010
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Assistant Professor Peter Decherney a 2009 Academy Film Scholar. He is the first assistant professor to win this prestigious award, which the Academy normally reserves for senior scholars whose work examines the cultural, educational,...
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March 10, 2010
It is with great regret that we note the passing of Dr. William R. LaFleur of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. The cause was a massive heart attack on Friday, February 26, 2010. He was 73 years old and is survived by his wife Mariko, his son David, and daughters Jeanmarie...
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March 9, 2010
Peter Decherney, of the Department of English and the Cinema Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named the inaugural Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English.
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March 8, 2010
Thomas J. Sugrue, a member of the history department faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named David Boies Professor of History and Sociology.
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March 3, 2010
Three young scientists from the School of Arts and Sciences are among the five Penn scholars who have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2010.
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