Mia Bay Named Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

Mia Bay joins Penn as the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History. A well-recognized scholar of late modern American intellectual and cultural history with a focus on African-American history, Bay comes to Penn from Rutgers University, where she served as Professor of History and Director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity. She has published two highly acclaimed books, The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People 1830-1925 and To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells. Bay is the recipient of numerous honors, awards, and grants, including a Mellon Sawyer Seminar Grant, an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship, a National Humanities Center Fellowship and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.

The Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Chair of American History is one of three chairs created by the Board of Trustees from the lifetime gifts and estates of Roy and Jeannette Nichols, longtime members of the history faculty. In addition, Roy Nichols served as Dean of Graduate Studies in Penn Arts and Sciences and as Vice Provost of the University, while Jeannette Nichols served as chair of the graduate group in economic history.

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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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