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

College Senior Anea Moore Is Penn's Newest Rhodes Scholar

College senior Anea Moore has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Considered one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Rhodes is highly competitive.

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Dry Conditions May Have Helped a New Type of Plant Gain a Foothold on Earth

Biologists in the School of Arts and Sciences paired physiological models with paleoclimate data to trace the evolution and expansion of C4 plants.

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Department of History Appoints Two Endowed Professors

Antonio Feros, Professor of History, has been appointed Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of History, and Roquinaldo Ferreira joins Penn as the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History.

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David Brainard Appointed Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences

David Brainard, RRL Professor of Psychology, has been appointed Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences in School of Arts and Sciences, effective January 1, 2019.

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Behind the Scenes of Election Night Projections

John Lapinski, director of elections at NBC and the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Political Science, discusses projecting elections.

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Rogers Smith on Birthright Citizenship

A Q&A with the constitutional law scholar explores the intricacies surrounding birthright citizenship.

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