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

David Christianson Receives American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award

Christianson’s research focuses on the structure and function of metal-requiring enzymes.

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Robert A. Rescorla Fund Supports Undergraduate Research with MindCORE

The fund will support undergraduates conducting research on human thinking and behavior as part of MindCORE’s summer fellowship program.

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Harun Küçük brings science, philosophy, and history to the Middle East Center

The newly appointed faculty director says his aim ‘first and foremost is to maintain all the good things that the Center’s already doing.’

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Aurélie Ouss Named Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences

The Assistant Professor of Criminology studies how good design of criminal justice institutions and policies can make law enforcement fairer and more efficient.

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Penn Arts & Sciences Announces Making a Difference in Global Communities and Klein Family Social Justice Grants

Fifteen projects were awarded grants.

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Christopher Woods Named Avalon Professor in the Humanities

Woods recently joined Penn as Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

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