Penn Arts and Sciences 2017 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule

College of Arts and Sciences
Ceremony: Sunday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Field
Class of 2017 Speaker: Ivan Sandoval, C’17
Speaker: Jennifer Egan, C’85, author

Graduate Division
Ceremony: Monday, May 15, 1 p.m., Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum
Speaker: Ralph Rosen, Vartan Gregorian Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Classical Studies

College of Liberal and Professional Studies
Ceremony: Sunday, May 14, 4 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Speaker: Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Fels Institute of Government
Ceremony: Sunday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, Hamilton Village
Speaker: Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., and Candidate for Democratic National Committee Chairman

Arts & Sciences News

Michael C. Horowitz Awarded Department of Defense Grant to Lead Team on Study of Autonomous Systems and AI

Michael C. Horowitz, Professor of Political Science, will oversee the study of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Earthquakes at the Nanoscale

In collaboration with Robert Carpick and David Goldsby, Tian, who graduated from Penn in 2017 with a doctorate in physics, recently published a paper in Physical Review Letters which attempts to tackle these devastating natural phenomena by investigating the laws of friction at the smallest possible scale, the nanoscale.

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Doris Wagner Named Robert I. Williams Term Professor

A leader in the fields of plant biology, chromatin modification, and epigenetics, Wagner’s research focuses on understanding at the molecular level the complex changes that occur when an organism switches developmental programs.

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Wrongful Convictions Reported for 6 Percent of Crimes

A study from Penn criminologists results in the first general estimate for the prison population as a whole.

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Race Has a Place in Human Genetics Research, Philosopher Argues

Penn philosopher Quayshawn Spencer says there is a racial classification that’s medically useful to reliably sample human genetic diversity.

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Exploring the Sounds of the Middle Ages

Assistant Professor of Music Mary Channen Caldwell's freshman seminar course, “Hearing (in) the Middle Ages,” explores a range of sounds heard throughout the medieval period, whether produced by people, instruments, bells, or animals.

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