The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and
Sociology of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level in the history and sociocultural study of global
health, to begin July 1, 2015. In addition to contributing to the
graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the
Health and Societies Program, a thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate major
administered through the department.
Emeritus Professor Thomas Parke Hughes died on Monday, February 3, 2014, in Charlotteville, Virginia, after a long illness. He is survived by his partner, Mary Hill Caperton, his children, Agatha Hughes and Luke Hughes, and grandchildren.
Penn Current Express has featured Dr. Andria Johnson and her husband Dr. Utsav Schurmans for fostering a three-year old lab that is being trained by the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. See the story at this link.
Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Professor Emerita in this department, has been elected a
member of the American Philosophical Society (APS). The APS was founded
in 1743 as the country’s first learned society, and past members include
Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein. Link to the story at