Faculty Archive

  • The award-winning poet has been a professor at Penn since 2003.

  • By developing the first theoretical physics-based framework for how pollen patterns form, researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have enabled scientists to study a large class of biological materials, including the cell walls of plants and the scales of butterfly wings.

  • LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, founder of the first resistance camp at Standing Rock, joins Native American and First Nations language teachers for a two-day conference at Penn focused on the revitalization of Indigenous languages and culture.

  • A small sampling of recent highlights.

  • Arts & Sciences researchers see collaboration as key to recharging the planet’s battery.

  • Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, digs up the roots of the relationship between democracy and truth.

  • Research led Doris Wagner, Robert I. Williams Term Professor of Biology, identified a gene that, when stifled, generates blooms.

  • Professor of Economics Jeremy Greenwood’s new book takes a macroeconomics view of changes in family life.

  • Karen Detlefsen, Professor of Philosophy, is opening young minds in the Philadelphia community to a new kind of philosophical thinking.

  • Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek in the Department of Classical Studies

  • Masao Sako, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, explain how dark matter and dark energy shape their work.

  • Hanming Fang, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics, and his collaborators have created VoxChina.org, a space for discussing China’s economy.

  • Hundreds of books looted by the Nazis during World War II provide a window into history and individuals we may otherwise have never known.

  • Ian Fleishman, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, looks at wounding to study narrative.

  • Fox Leadership International celebrates five years of shaping the next generation of global problem-solvers.

  • Charles Kane and Eugene Mele, both Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professors of Physics, have been recognized with two awards for their work on topology and symmetry in physics.

  • Penn Arts & Sciences faculty were recognized with University-wide teaching awards in 2019.

  • Two Penn Arts & Sciences faculty were recognized for their ground-breaking work by the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), the University’s hub for innovation, venture creation, and commercialization.

  • A new Penn Arts & Sciences mentoring initiative, called the First Two Years Program: Getting Launched, is bringing together junior and senior faculty for knowledge-sharing and networking.

  • In her Language and the Brain course, Kathryn Schuler, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, asked 30 undergrads to think big about big problems—and their solutions didn’t disappoint.

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