Graduate Division

Grad Ben Talks

Recently, Penn Arts and Sciences presented the 2018 Grad Ben Talks: an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs. Judges selected winners in each of the four categories. There was also an Audience Choice Winner selected by online votes.

Arts & Sciences News

Penn Arts and Sciences Faculty Among First Recipients of India Research and Engagement Fund Awards

Projects focus on climate change, health and sanitation, culture and conservation, and ethnic vs. national identification.

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Eugene Mele and Charles Kane to Share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

The Physicists are recognized for work on topological insulators, materials with unique properties that may help usher in new, ultra-efficient electronic devices, even quantum computing.

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Aronowitz and Krueger Are Named Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences

Robert Aronowitz, Professor and Chair of History and Sociology of Science, and Dirk Krueger, Professor of Economics, have been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences.

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Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics Design Pairs New With Old

Located on the northeast corner of Walnut and 36th streets, the project involved the adaptive reuse and expansion of the circa 1925 Art Deco-style West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building.

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Turner Schulman Endowed Research Fund Supports the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration

CSERI is a first-of-its-kind research center, focusing on the intersecting narratives of ethnicity, race, and immigration in U.S. life and supporting research at the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate levels.

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Daniel Mindiola Named Brush Family Professor of Chemistry

Mindiola’s many professional honors include the Presidential Early Career Award and the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

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