Graduate Division

News & Announcements

For the past four years, the Penn community has gathered in late February for an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts & Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.

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A series featuring short lectures on life’s bigger questions from Penn Arts & Sciences experts, including Ph.D. Candidates Aylin Malcolm (English), Sara Ray (History and Sociology of Science), and Angelina Eimannsberger (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory).
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Graduate Groups

Learn about our 33 graduate groups in the humanities and social and natural sciences. 

Grad Students in the News

Jesse Hamilton, a Ph.D. student in philosophy, Jason Hartwig, a Ph.D. candidate in political science are incorporating their military experience and varied perspectives into their research and work.

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Anna Lehr Mueser, a doctoral candidate in history and sociology of science, studies memory, loss, and technology in the New York City Watershed and the villages that were destroyed to construct it.

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Daniel Morales-Armstrong, William Fontaine Fellow of Africana Studies and History, helms a course designed to lead students in a collaborative engagement with a local Philadelphian community.

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Penn Grad Talks

Each year, Penn Arts and Sciences presents Penn Grad Talks (formerly 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 select winners in each of the four categories. There is also an Audience Choice Winner selected by online votes.