Graduate Division News

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Welcomes New Faculty for 2017-2018

    Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed 30 new members to its standing faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    The School is pleased to welcome:

  • Paul Sniegowski Appointed Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

    Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, announces Sniegowski’s appointment:

  • Penn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand Collaboration

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have been jointly awarded $500,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an ongoing collaboration over the next three years that provides Penn graduate students in art history with an opportunity to extend their study beyond the classroom through a direct, hands-on engagement with the Museum’s renowned collection.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Announces Teaching Award Recipients

    Steven J. Fluharty, dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Binns, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the 2017 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. 

  • Penn Faculty Call on Congress to Save the National Endowment for the Humanities

    In response to a new budget proposed by President Trump, which would eliminate all funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Penn faculty have banded together to sign a petition to Congress. Thus far, the petition has 192 signatories.

  • Researchers Push the Limits of Organic Synthesis

    A dendritic molecule is one that grows by branching in several directions from its center core. At each branching point, the molecule branches again into a new generation. These molecules can be used for a broad range of biomedical applications, including gene and drug delivery.

  • New Coursera Delivers Positive Psychology to Students Around the Globe

    The University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the online education platform Coursera, launched a specialization certificate program, “Foundations of Positive Psychology.”

  • Grad Ben Talks Gives Students a Chance to Shine

    On Friday, March 17, at International House Philadelphia, Penn launched its newly created Grad Ben Talks with a day of TED Talk-style presentations by Arts and Sciences graduate students. Participants presented to an audience of undergraduates, faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students.

  • Vice President Joe Biden to Lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

    University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced that Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has been named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a new center focused principally on diplomacy, foreign policy, and national security.

  • Research Describes Missing Step in How Cells Move Their Cargo

    Every time a hormone is released from a cell, every time a neurotransmitter leaps across a synapse to relay a message from one neuron to another, the cell must undergo exocytosis. This is the process responsible for transporting cellular contents via lipid-encapsulated vesicles to the cell surface membrane and then incorporating or secreting them through membrane fusion.