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Dissertation on Early 20th-century Cairo Coffeehouses Leads Penn Ph.D. Student to Egyptian and British Spy Reports
June 19, 2017
During his “archival world tour” throughout the Middle East and Europe, University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate Alon Tam turned to a unique source of information for his dissertation on 19th- and early 20th-century Cairo coffeehouses: Egyptian and British spy reports. The intelligence documents offer new insights about Egypt’s political history and provide a unique perspective on the Egyptian Revolution of 1919.
Six Research Projects at Penn Bolstered Through Quartet Pilot Competition Funding
June 19, 2017
Six faculty members from different schools at the University of Pennsylvania are taking their research one step further, with support from the annual Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition. Designed to attract new and early career investigators and encourage cross-disciplinary aging research, the competition provides support for innovative or exploratory research projects leading to National Institutes of Health grant applications.
Herbert Hovenkamp Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
June 14, 2017
Herbert Hovenkamp has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 21st Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 2.   The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Creates New Fellowships for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project
June 9, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania will establish the Calvin Bland Faculty Fellowships for the Penn Futures Project. A $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will create a separate fellowship for each school in Penn Futures: the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education and School of Social Policy & Practice.
Penn VIPS Scholarships, Renamed to Honor Inspirational Teacher, Are Awarded to Six Local High School Graduates
June 7, 2017
After 26 years, the Penn VIPS and Business Services Division scholarship program has expanded and been renamed to honor Marie K. Bogle, a teacher who dedicated her life to improving education in West Philadelphia. Six local high school students received the supplemental scholarships this year, along with dormitory necessities, courtesy of the Penn MOVES program.
Two Penn Ph.D. Students Awarded 2017 Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
June 5, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania doctoral students, Devin Curry and Nabeel Hamid, have been awarded dissertation completion fellowships for 2017-18 from the American Council of Learned Societies. Each student is completing a degree in the Philosophy Department of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Penn Study Links Heart Rate to Gender Gap in Criminal Offending
May 30, 2017
In the field of criminology, it is well established that men engage in more crime than women. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior.
Netter Center at Penn Announces Community Partnership Award Recipients
May 16, 2017
The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that Richard Pepino and the School District of Philadelphia are the recipients of the second annual Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award. The winners received $5,000 to strengthen their educational outreach efforts that address environmental health concerns through community engagement.
Population Association of America Honors Penn Prof With Irene B. Taeuber Award
May 10, 2017
Jere R. Behrman, a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center, has received the biennial Irene B. Taeuber Award of the Population Association of America. The Taeuber Award recognizes researchers who have made an important and original contribution to the scientific study of population, or have an accumulated record of innovative research.
Twenty Penn Students and Alumni Offered 2017-18 Fulbright Grants
May 3, 2017
Twenty University of Pennsylvania students and alumni have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Awards and Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards for 2017-18. The Fulbright Program, which operates in more than 160 countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people in the U.S. and other countries.