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March 1, 2009
Rohm and Haas Company, the global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry, has made a significant gift to the School of Arts and Sciences’ program in Organizational Dynamics to create a concentration in sustainable...
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February 9, 2009
PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior Alexander Jacobs has been selected to receive a 2009 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He becomes the 16th Penn student to win the award since it was established in 2001.
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February 1, 2009
Assistant Professor of Biology Joshua Plotkin has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow for 2009. Awarded to faculty members at an early stage of their careers, Sloan Research Fellowships honor scientists who are working at the frontiers of their fields.
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February 1, 2009
Paul Guyer, the Florence R.C. Murray Professor in the Humanities, has been elected vice president of the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA).
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January 20, 2009
Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, Carol and Michael Lowenstein Professor of Philosophy and Legal Studies and director of the PPE program, has been knighted by the Italian government Cavaliere al Merito della Reppublica Italiana. This is one of the highest honors conferred by the Italian government for...
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November 1, 2008
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the School of Arts and Sciences a grant of $6 million to support graduate education in the humanities. This endowment gift will significantly enhance financial aid for SAS graduate students in the humanities through fellowships as well as a new award...
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August 1, 2008
Assistant Professor of Biology Michael A. Lampson is among the 15 scientists named Searle Scholars in 2008. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and...
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April 1, 2007
The Pew Charitable Trusts has awarded a four-year grant of $2 million to support graduate students in economics, English, history, political science and sociology. The grant will expand the School’s Presidential Prize Fellowships Program, which supports Ph.D. students in the humanities and social...
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May 1, 2006
Dr. Eric Meggers, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2006 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Dr. Meggers' laboratory group works on novel chemical tools for the manipulation of biological processes and biological tools for the creation of molecules and materials...
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April 1, 2005
History and sociology professor Thomas J. Sugrue, who recently received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for a history of the struggle for civil rights in the American North in the 20th century, has been awarded a...
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