Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, and Eve M. Troutt Powell, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Additional resources to support graduate students in their final year of funding whose research has been impacted by the restrictions resulting from COVID-19.
Ignacio Javier López, Professor and Chair of Romance Languages, has been appointed Edwin B. and Leonore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages.
Beth Linker, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science, has been appointed the Samuel H. Preston Endowed Term Associate Professor in the Social Sciences.
Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was included in the top 10 of Education Week’s 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
She will have joint appointments in the Department of History in Arts and Sciences and in the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
Four College of Arts & Sciences seniors and three recent alumni have won a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
David Amponsah, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, has been named Presidential Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. Amponsah came to Penn in 2018 from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
Ricardo A. Bracho has been named the first Abrams Artist-in-Residence in Penn Arts & Sciences, in the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.
College senior Srinivas Mandyam has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship for one year of graduate research study at the University of Cambridge in England.
Margo Natalie Crawford, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Africana Studies, has been appointed Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence.
Roxanne L. Euben, Professor of Political Science, has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, and Joshua B. Plotkin, Professor of Biology, has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences.
Neil Tomson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award, the NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty.
Daniel Wodak, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has been awarded the 2019 biennial Sanders Prize in Metaethics for his paper, “Approving on the Basis of Moral and Aesthetic Testimony."
Emily Wilson, Professor of Classical Studies, has been appointed College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities.
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.