President Amy Gutmann debates synthetic biology.
Faculty & Staff
PHILADELPHIA – Nine scholars from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded American Council of Learned Societies fellowships and grants.
ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations. Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."
Penn fellows and grantees are:
PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.
The appointment was announced by John Easton, director of the U. S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.
President Amy Gutmann participates in a Q&A concerning her role on President Obama’s bioethics commission.
Former President Sheldon Hackney is profiled.