Angela Duckworth Named Education Week Public Influencer

Angela Duckworth

For the second year in a row, Angela Duckworth, Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor in the  Department of Psychology and the Wharton School, has been named at the top of Education Week’s Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and co-founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit that connects researchers with educators to advance science that improves the lives of children, is widely regarded as having helped shape the national dialogue on child development.

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Arts & Sciences News

Dirk Trauner Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

Trauner, one of the world’s most innovative interdisciplinary chemists, will be the George A. Weiss University Professor, with joint appointments in Penn Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Roberts and Sambanis Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dorothy Roberts of Sociology, Africana Studies, and the Law School; and Nicholas Sambanis of Political Science were honored for their “accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research.”

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2022 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule for Penn Arts & Sciences

Ceremony information for the Penn Arts & Sciences schools and the University.

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Anna Weesner Named Dr. Robert Weiss Professor of Music

Weesner is an internationally-renowned composer and the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Virgil Thomson Award for Vocal Music.

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Seven College Students Among Class of 2022 President’s Prizes Winners

Penn Interim President Wendell Pritchett has announced the recipients of

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Postdoctoral Fellow Beans Velocci Wins Dissertation Award

Velocci, a postdoctoral fellow in History and Sociology of Science, received the John D’Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award from the Organization of American Historians.

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