Faculty Archive

  • A small sampling of recent highlights.

  • Students in Alain Plante’s Global Seminar, Case Studies in Environmental Sustainability, stand beneath the Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the southern coast of Iceland in May 2019. The waterfall is part of a river that originates from a glacier atop Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that disrupted travel across Europe in 2010.

  • Herman Beavers performs a balancing act of creative expression and educational innovation.

  • The long history of David Rittenhouse Lab

  • The Professor and Chair of Philosophy has made recent stops on every continent.

  • Lorene Cary’s memoir reflects on the responsibility and privileges of caregiving.

  • As part of an effort from MindCORE to get research out of the lab and into the community, the research group of behavioral psychologist Elizabeth Brannon spent the summer conducting two studies at the Academy of Natural Sciences to better understand how children learn.

  • Brendan O’Leary’s career, from aiding in the negotiating of peace in Northern Ireland to advising the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, has been guided by a simple principle: say exactly what you mean.

  • Nearly all who paid tribute to the great chef, writer, and traveler Anthony Bourdain fondly noted that he was a self-described enthusiast. It was difficult not to, because that description was so apt.

  • Scott Poethig of Biology and Aaron Leichty, GR’18, examine the factors that govern the development of the acacia’s ant-sustaining traits.

  • Elizabeth Rhoades of Chemistry and Melissa Birol, a postdoctoral research associate, have found a potential therapeutic target to treat the disease.

  • Nicholas Sambanis of Political Science analyzes relationships between religion, ethnicity, and social norms.

  • Students and professors in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research spent the summer in the lab.

  • Steven J. Fluharty, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, has been reappointed as Dean of Penn Arts & Sciences. His second term as Dean will run through 2025.

  • This fall, faculty from Penn Arts & Sciences, the Wharton School, and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design came together with undergraduates for the 1.5 Minute Climate Lecture series.

  • Beth S. Wenger, Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor for the Teaching of Religious Thought, has been named Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Penn Arts & Sciences.

  • Students and faculty are researching in local and global communities thanks to support from the Dean’s Global Inquiries Fund and the Making a Difference in Diverse Communities program.

  • Recent recognitions and awards for our faculty.

  • Penn’s Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities builds alliances with Native Americans to restore Indigenous knowledge systems and languages.

  • Faculty from across the University united for a lecture series on the climate crisis.

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