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Tenure Track Position in Global Health

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.

Remembrances for Thomas Hughes and Henrika Kuklick

"Remembering Thomas Hughes"  Technology and Culture 55.4 (October 2014): 945-972

     Five essays by W. Bernard Carlson, Arne Kaijser, Ann Norton Greene, Gabrielle Hecht, and John Staudenmaier (attached below as pdf files)

"Eloge: Henrika "Riki" Kuklick"  Isis 105.4 (December 2014): 815-818

     Memorial essay by Sarah W. Tracy (attached below as pdf file)

Dr. Theresa Walls

We are sad to report that Dr. Theresa Walls died suddenly on Sunday, November 30th.
Dr. Walls had been a lecturer for Health and Societies for more than ten years.

This is the obituary sent by her family:

Theresa A. Walls, DO, MBE, 65, of Lancaster, passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Born in Englewood, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Matthew J. and Filomena Zuccaro Walls.

Voskuhl research headlined in SAS Frontiers

These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For

Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science Adelheid Voskuhl argues that although humans are fascinated with robots, it’s not always for the same reasons. Click on the title (these are not the droids...) to see the article.

Erica Dwyer gets residency

MD/PhD alum Erica Dwyer will be starting residency in internal medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in June 2015.

Matthew Hersch goes to Harvard

Dr. Matthew Hersch, Ph.D. '10, will be joining the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University in the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Kristoffer Whitney goes to RIT

Dr. Kristoffer Whitney, Ph.D. '12, will be joining the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the position of tenure track Assistant Professor

HSS prominent in January issue of Technology and Culture

The Department of History and Sociology of Science everywhere in the January issue of Technology and Culture.

PhD Candidate Whitney Laemmli's article "A Case in Pointe: Romance and Regimentation at the New York City Ballet" is the first article in the volume (and the cover illustration for the volume is drawn from this article as well.)  It is based on research first presented in her Robinson Prize-winning presentation at SHOT 2011. (SHOT's Robinson Prize is awarded to the best presentation by a scholar presenting for the first time at the conference).

STSC Senior Emma Schad senior thesis research featured in Penn News Today

Emma Schad '15 is featured for her senior thesis on Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation department, in which she explored how Philadelphia park management has been shaped by the neoliberalist movement of the past three decades.

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James Voelkel makes blogger's list of great history of science books

The blog Science Book a Day had a guest blogger make a list of 10 great history of science books, and James Voelkel from Chemical Heritage Foundation (and one of our spring term lecturers)  got the #6 spot with his book The Composition of Kepler’s Astronomia nova