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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Twelve College undergraduates are studying firsthand the
dynamics of Penn’s arts and cultural organizations
as part of a new summer research institute for students in
the humanities and social sciences.