Penn Arts & Sciences

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn Arts & Sciences is honoring its graduates with virtual celebrations in May. Information and links are below:

College of Arts & Sciences

Sunday, May 17, 7 p.m. EDT
Class of 2020 Speaker: Lucy Hu, C’20
Speaker: Emily Wilson, College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classical Studies
For more information, visit Salute to the College Class of 2020.

Graduate Division

Monday, May 18, 1 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Bhuvnesh Jain, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences
For more information, visit the Graduate Division graduation page.

College of Liberal & Professional Studies

Sunday, May 17, 4 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Al Filreis, Kelly Family Professor of English
For more information, visit the College of Liberal & Professional Studies graduation page.

For information on the University Commencement, visit


Arts & Sciences News

College Graduate Mackenzie Fierceton Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Mackenzie Fierceton, C'20, has been awarded a 2021 Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

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Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw Named Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair

Penn's Provost and Vice Provost for Faculty have announced the appointment of Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of History of Art., to the Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair.

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Music Graduate Students Receive Awards at 2020 American Musicological Society Conference

Maria Ryan and Xintong (Bess) Liu were awarded fellowships for their research projects.

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Three Criminology Faculty Awarded

They were recognized by the 2020 Division of Experimental Criminology and Academy of Experimental Criminology Awards.

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Lynn Meskell Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

Meskell, a world-renowned archaeologist, is the Richard D. Green University Professor.

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Yoichiro Mori Named Calabi-Simons Professor

Yoichiro Mori, who recently joined Penn as Professor of Mathematics and Biology, has been appointed Calabi-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Biology.

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