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Penn to Offer New Ph.D. Program in Africana Studies
June 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will offer a new Ph.D. program in Africana studies based in the Center for Africana Studies of the School of Arts and Sciences beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year.
Penn Researcher Finds No Link Between Gun Ownership and Mental Health Problems, Despite Higher Suicide Rates
May 28, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — In a new study, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice has found no link between firearms possession and mental-health conditions that may lead to suicide. “Mental Health and Firearms in Community-Based Surveys: Implications for Suicide Prevention” is to be published in the June issue of Evaluation Review.
RNA Toxicity Contributes to Neurodegenerative Disease, University of Pennsylvania Scientists Say
May 21, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Expanding on prior research performed at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn biologists have determined that faulty RNA, the blueprint that creates mutated, toxic proteins, contributes to a family of neurodegenerative disorders in humans.
Carolyn Abbate Joins University of Pennsylvania Faculty as Professor of Music
May 6, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Carolyn Abbate, who ranks among the world’s foremost musicologists, has been appointed the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. Abbate comes to Penn from Harvard University where she is the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music.
Penn Museum to Celebrate the Republic of Turkey
May 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will spotlight Turkey in Turkish Delight! from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 3.
The Penn Top Ten: 2008 Summer Reading List
May 2, 2008
The Penn Top 10 The faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania have taken literary stock of their favorite books and chosen 10 for a 2008 summer reading list of oldies and newer selections. In alphabetical order they are: 1. “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara” by Ben Fountain (2007)2. “Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sport” by Donald Hall (1984)
University of Pennsylvania History Professor Alan Charles Kors Awarded 2008 Bradley Prize
April 28, 2008
Alan Charles Kors, professor of history in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has been honored with the 2008 Bradley Prize by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for his original scholarship in European intellectual history and his defense of free speech.
Six University of Pennsylvania Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 28, 2008
Six University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among 190 new Fellows and 22 Foreign Honorary Members recognized as leaders in science, arts and humanities, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector.The new AAAS Fellows at Penn are:• Mitchell A. Lazar, professor of medicine and genetics in the School of Medicine.
University of Pennsylvania Faculty Members to Receive Lindback, Provost's Teaching Awards
April 18, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Recipients of the University of Pennsylvania’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Provost’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Provost’s Awards for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring have been announced.
Two Penn Professors Win 2008 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 10, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – Michael Leja, professor of art history in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and Don Mitchell, a visiting scholar in residence in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Leja studies the visual arts in various media; painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints and illustrations in the 19th and 20th centuries, primarily in the United States. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he will work on a research project on the flood of pictures in the mid nineteenth century.