World-renowned genetics researcher Shelley L. Berger has been named a member of the 2021 class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.
The School of Arts and Sciences will undertake a cluster search to fill multiple standing faculty positions in Asian American studies.
The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy.
Hakiem Ellison, C’22, received a 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Award for his community service in West Philadelphia.
Allyson Mackey, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for her work combining approaches in neuroscience, psychology, and education to predict and improve science learning in early elementary school students.
Each scholarship winner receives tuition for up to two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree in the U.K.
David H. Brainard, Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and RRL Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Edgar D. Tiller Award from The Optical Society (OSA).
Deans Steven J. Fluharty of the School of Arts and Sciences and Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science announce the opening of a new Center for Soft and Living Matter that will be a joint endeavor between the two schools.
He was selected for his "pioneering research on optical sensing in scattering media, especially diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopy and tomography, and for advancing the field of biophotonics through mentorship."
A team co-led by Charlie Johnson has been awarded a two-year, $2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
A team led by Iliana Kohler, Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director of the Population Studies Center, has won a National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge Catalyst Award supporting aging and health-related research in Malawi, Africa.
The grant will allow the acquisition of a scanning magneto-optical microscope for topological materials for Wu's lab.
Herman Beavers Named Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies
Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies, has been appointed Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies. Beavers is a distinguished poet and a widely published scholar of 20th-century American and African American literature, especially the novels of Toni Morrison, the traditions of jazz and jazz writing, and the work of 20th-century Southern writers.
The professor of chemistry is known for her groundbreaking research in the design of asymmetric catalysts and the development of new methods for oxidative carbon-carbon, carbon-oxygen, and carbon-nitrogen bond-forming reactions in asymmetric synthesis.
Butler co-directs the project with scholars from Princeton University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Yixi (Cecilia) Wang, C’20, W’20, and Annie Sun, C’19, have received the Schwarzman Scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
An expert panel discussed the unprecedented challenges faced by election officials around the country due to both the global pandemic and misinformation cast on the legitimacy and security of mail-in ballots.
James Primosch, Dr. Robert Weiss Professor of Music, composed the music for Catharge, recorded by The Crossing and nominated for Best Choral Performance.
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor and Graduate Chair of Economics, and Dirk Krueger, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, have been elected fellows of the Econometric Society.
Renata Holod, professor emerita of history of art and curator of the Near East section of the Penn Museum, is the recipient of the 2020 Mentoring Award from the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). The MESA Mentoring Award was established in 1995 and first given at MESA’s 1996 annual meeting. The award recognizes exceptional contributions retired faculty have made to the education and training of others.
Penn's Provost and Vice Provost for Faculty have announced the appointment of Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of History of Art., to the Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair.