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

Axilrod Term Fund in Health and Inequality Supports Recruitment of Three New Faculty Members

Richard A. Axilrod, WG’85, and Nancy M. Axilrod, parents, have made a $2 million gift to establish the Axilrod Term Fund in Health and Inequality, enabling Penn Arts and Sciences to recruit three new faculty members.

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Three-Year Grant Supports the Water Center at Penn

Thanks to a gift from Spring Point Partners LLC, the Center will have a solid foundation from which to build its research agenda.

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Lichtenstein Challenge Funds Support Arts and Sciences Scholarships and Annual Fund

Warren G. Lichtenstein, C’87, has made a $1 million gift to establish the Warren Lichtenstein Young Alumni Scholarship Challenge Fund and the Warren Lichtenstein Arts and Sciences Challenge Fund.

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Zarmakoupi Named Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Professor of Roman Architecture

Mantha Zarmakoupi has joined Penn as the Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor of Roman Architecture.

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Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English, Wins 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry

Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been named the winner of Yale’s 2019 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry.

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Penn Ph.D. Student Named Director of U.S. Muslim-Jewish Relations by American Jewish Committee

Ari Gordon, a graduate student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Penn Arts and Sciences, has been named Director of U.S. Muslim-Jewish Relations for American Jewish Committee (AJC).

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