Dean Steven Fluharty is pleased to name two faculty members to endowed chairs in the School of Arts & Sciences. Joseph Farrell, professor of classical studies, has been named the M. Mark and Esther K. Watkins Professor in the Humanities.
Jeffrey Kallberg, associate dean for arts and letters and professor of music, has been named the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Music.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology a five-year, $5 million grant to establish the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub for Research, Education & Innovation.
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support their Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). The PREM award extends the decade-spanning relationship between UPR and Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), in which faculty, staff and students share resources and collaborate on interdisciplinary research related to materials science.
On Thursday, October 1, from 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday October 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Penn Museum visitors can learn more about wampum when prominent Indigenous scholars from the United States and Canada join with wampum scholars and musicians for a free two-day symposium, Woven Words: New Insights into Wampum and Native Studies.Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) and Algonkian scholars will share insights on historical and contemporary aspects of wampum construction, artistic expression and cultural exchange for sacred, diplomatic and decorative purposes.