Several economics professors were awarded grants this year from the National Science Foundation, which funds research and education in science and engineering.
Since 1949, the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania and the Governor’s Office have recognized outstanding women for their extraordinary service and contributions to Pennsylvania.
Margo Natalie Crawford, Professor of English, has been appointed Director of the Center for Africana Studies in Penn Arts & Sciences.
David Brainard, Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and RRL Professor of Psychology, is President-Elect of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), a nonprofit membership organization of scientists who are interested in the functional aspects of vision.
Liang Wu, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has received the 2019 William McMillan Award of the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois, for his outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics.
Heather Andrea Williams, Professor of Africana Studies, has been named Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought.
Provost Wendell Pritchett is pleased to announce the appointment of Martine Haas as the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies.
Through a combination of coursework, research, and service, the projects address issues of diversity and inequality at the local, national, and international level.
A.T. Charlie Johnson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed the Rebecca W. Bushnell Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Stacey Snider, C’82, PAR’19, the only woman to have run two major movie studios, and Hannah Sweeney, C’19, will speak at this year’s graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences.
College juniors Louis Lin and Ángel Ortiz-Siberón have been selected as 2019 Truman Scholars. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service.
They are among 168 scholars, artists, and scientists chosen as 2019 Guggenheim Fellows in the United States and Canada based on “prior achievement and exceptional promise.”
Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts & Sciences, and Paul Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.
P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, PAR’90, HON’99, and Diana T. Vagelos, PAR’90, have made a gift of $50 million to Penn Arts & Sciences for a new science center to house researchers focused on energy science.
Penn Arts and Sciences has named 20 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as 2019 Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.
Ishmail Abdus-Saboor has joined Penn as the Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology.
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.
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.
Mantha Zarmakoupi has joined Penn as the Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor of Roman Architecture.