Goulian Named Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences

Mark Goulian, Professor of Biology and Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences. Goulian is a highly influential scholar of microbiology. His research, which focuses primarily on Escherichia coli (E. coli), explores the fundamental mechanisms of signal transduction and gene expression in bacteria. His work combines traditional approaches from bacterial physiology and genetics with single-cell studies and quantitative modeling. Goulian has served as chair of the Energy Cluster Search, the Penn Arts and Sciences Personnel Committee, and the Department of Biology’s Vision Committee, charged with strategic planning.

The Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professorship was created in 1973 with funds from the estate of Charles Day; a gift from William L. Day in honor of his father, Charles; and memorial gifts in honor of William L. Day. William L. Day, who received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1967, served as chairman of Penn’s Board of Trustees from 1968 until his death in 1973.

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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.

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Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics Design Pairs New With Old

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.

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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.

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Daniel Mindiola Named Brush Family Professor of Chemistry

Mindiola’s many professional honors include the Presidential Early Career Award and the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

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Philadelphia Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis to join Fels as Professor of Practice

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.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan Is Artist-in-Residence at Penn

Egan will work with students and faculty, as well as share her work through public events.

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