George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology Dorothy Roberts has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for her book project Interracial Marriage and Racial Equality in Chicago. For nearly 90 years ACLS has provided fellowships for scholars in the...
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Zahra Fakhraai has received a Sloan Research Fellowship. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders.
Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor Emeritus of American History Richard S. Dunn is one of four finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize. One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, the $50,000 prize recognizes the best new books on early American history.
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 2015 Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.
The University of York in England has awarded an honorary degree to Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology and Psychiatry. Raine is a world-renowned expert in the neurobiological causes of antisocial and violent behavior in children and adults, as well as the potential for...
A new $5 million gift from Robert and Penny Fox to the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania will create Fox Leadership International, adding a global dimension to all of the program’s initiatives.
David Brainard, RRL Professor of Psychology in Penn Arts and Sciences and director of the Vision Research Center and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $300,000 Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award.