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

College Student Honors and Awards

Learn more about College students who have received recent grants and other awards.

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Penn Arts & Sciences Office of Advancement Communications Team Receives Four CASE Awards

The Circle of Excellence Awards recognized cover design, feature writing, and the OMNIA podcast, In These Times.

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Donna Huryn Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The professor of chemistry was honored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Women in Science.

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Matthew Stitt Appointed as Fels Distinguished Fellow

He will help equip Fels students to engage in today’s critical policy issues and to create a more diverse and equitable public sector.

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Yun Ding Selected as Searle Scholar

The assistant professor of biology is studying how neural circuits evolve to generate new behaviors.

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Michael Kahana Leads Team Awarded $3.4 million to Study the Treatment of Memory Loss in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

A team of neuroscientists led by Michael Jacob Kahana has launched a $3.4 million project aimed at developing and testing new therapeutics for treating memory loss in patients with traumatic brain injury.

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