Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Penn Arts & Sciences is honoring its 2021 graduates with virtual celebrations in May. Information and links are below:

College of Arts & Sciences

Premiering May 17, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History and Africana Studies
Student Speaker: Justin Greenman, C’21
For more information, visit Celebrating the College Class of 2021.

Graduate Division

Premiering Monday, May 17, at 1 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Eve M. Troutt Powell, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies
Student Speakers: Brian Chao, GR'20 (Political Science); Augusta Irele, GR'21 (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory); and Aline Zanardini, GR'21 (Mathematics)
For more information, visit Celebrating Our 2021 Graduates.

College of Liberal & Professional Studies

Premiering Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 4 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Sulaiman W. Rahman, ENG'01, CEO of DiverseForce
For more information, visit the College of Liberal & Professional Studies graduation page.

For information on the University commencement, see the Commencement website.


Arts & Sciences News

Penn to Make Sweeping New Investments in Science

The funding includes includes major new commitments in support of key priorities at the School of Arts & Sciences.

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Layla Murphy, C’23, Receives Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad

The award recognizes Murphy’s work supporting the repatriation of Sierra Leonean domestic workers who had been trafficked to and/or exploited in Oman.

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2022 Penn Grad Talks

The annual program is seeking submissions from Penn Arts & Sciences doctoral and master's students.

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Max Wragan, C'22, named George J. Mitchell Scholar

She is the fifth Penn student to receive the scholarship since the inaugural class of Mitchell Scholars in 2001.

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Nicholas Thomas-Lewis, C’22, Named Rhodes Scholar

The Rhodes is highly competitive and one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.

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School of Arts & Sciences Launches New Initiative in Data Driven Discovery

The initiative will be directed by Bhuvnesh Jain of Physics and Astronomy and Greg Ridgeway of Criminology.

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