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.
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.
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).
In cultures the world over, the promise of longer days has provided reason to celebrate for millennia, according to Penn Arts and Sciences scholars.
Behind the discovery of a new class of electronic materials is a 20-year collaboration between two Penn Arts and Sciences physicists, winners of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen alum Kyle Oden, C’20, and his family are featured in a CBS special celebrating families whose lives have been changed by adoptions.
Senior Adamseged Abebe of Gondar, Ethiopia, has been awarded an inaugural Global Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Abebe is one of two inaugural Global Rhodes Scholars chosen from countries around the world.
Three Penn Arts and Sciences researchers have been awarded prizes by the American Physical Society (APS). The recipients are Zahra Fakhraai, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair in Chemistry; Marsha I. Lester, Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor in Chemistry; and Abraham Nitzan, Donner Professor of Physical Sciences and Professor of Chemistry.
College senior Anea Moore has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Considered one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Rhodes is highly competitive.
Biologists in the School of Arts and Sciences paired physiological models with paleoclimate data to trace the evolution and expansion of C4 plants.
Antonio Feros, Professor of History, has been appointed Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of History, and Roquinaldo Ferreira joins Penn as the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History.
David Brainard, RRL Professor of Psychology, has been appointed Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences in School of Arts and Sciences, effective January 1, 2019.
The Lauder Institute’s rigorous joint degree graduate program integrates tailored arts and science course work, regional and global academic programs, advanced language study, and cultural immersion experiences.
Projects focus on climate change, health and sanitation, culture and conservation, and ethnic vs. national identification.
The Physicists are recognized for work on topological insulators, materials with unique properties that may help usher in new, ultra-efficient electronic devices, even quantum computing.
Aronowitz and Krueger Are Named Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences
Robert Aronowitz, Professor and Chair of History and Sociology of Science, and Dirk Krueger, Professor of Economics, have been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences.
Located on the northeast corner of Walnut and 36th streets, the project involved the adaptive reuse and expansion of the circa 1925 Art Deco-style West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building.
Turner Schulman Endowed Research Fund Supports the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration
CSERI is a first-of-its-kind research center, focusing on the intersecting narratives of ethnicity, race, and immigration in U.S. life and supporting research at the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate levels.
Mindiola’s many professional honors include the Presidential Early Career Award and the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
Describing him as “one of the world’s foremost experts in bioethics and politics and bioethics in national security,” the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities has awarded Penn Medicine bioethicist Jonathan D. Moreno its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the Society’s highest honor.
Michael DiBerardinis, who has served as Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor James Kenney since January 2016, will be joining the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences in January 2019 as a Professor of Practice at the Fels Institute of Government.
Beginning in the fall of 2019, the Penn LPS Online platform will offer a fully-accredited, online education from Penn for working adults and other non-traditional students.
University of Pennsylvania Receives $2 Million from Marc J. Leder for Behavior Change for Good Initiative
The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) unites scientists in the social sciences, medicine, computer science, and neuroscience.
Shlomo Benartzi Named Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative
Benartzi is a professor and co-founder of the Behavioral Decision-Making Group at the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles.
In a research-based fellowship program this summer, a group of Penn graduate and undergraduate students are creating new narratives of their own, tied to water.
Researchers show that, to assist in the fight, cancer cells release biological “drones,” small vesicles called exosomes circulating in the blood and armed with the protein PD-L1, which causes T cells to tire before they have a chance to reach the tumor and do battle.
Mary Frances Berry Discusses Her New Book “History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times”
In it, she shares her memories of being a protestor, provides an analysis of protest strategies, and highlights lessons from a lengthy history of fighting against injustice.