The Power of Penn Arts and Sciences

News and Events 

People Supporting Penn

People Supporting Penn recognizes the alumni, parents, and friends who generously supported the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Arts and Sciences during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).  

People Supporting Penn includes a full list of supporters, as well as Arts and Science highlights. For donors to the Penn Arts and Sciences Annual Fund and Graduate Fellowship Fund, see Partners and Progress. 

Grad Ben Talks 

Grad Ben Talks, held on February 23, 2018, is an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional master’s programs.

Judges select winners in each of the four categories and the Audience Choice Winner is selected by online votes.

The event is open to the Penn community and the general public.

Russian and Eastern European Studies

To expand Penn’s multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to teaching and learning about the region, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures was renamed the Department of Russian and East European Studies, or REES, before the start of the 2017-18 academic year. During the academic year, REES will expand its East European languages and literatures offerings, diversify course offerings in the social sciences and offer an evening beginning Russian language course.

Read the full announcement here

Water, Water Everywhere: Arts and Sciences faculty study how this key resource is changing—from warmer oceans to once-thriving waterways now inhospitable to life—and what that means for the world.

Live and Learn: ISP students on their first days on campus

Inner Explorer: How the Brain Maps Our Surroundings

Arts and Sciences in Action: New grant initiatives have Penn Arts and Sciences faculty and students engaging with each other and the rest of the world.

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