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Ruth Schwartz Cowan elected to American Philosophical Society

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

Peter Collopy wins Teaching Fellowship

Peter Collopy is a recipient of a Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning for 2014-15!

Mia Garuccio wins Stephen Wise prize

Mia Garuccio, HSOC '14, has won one of the undergraduate leadership awards, the Stephen Wise prize.

Maxwell Rogoski wins provost teaching prize

Congratulations to Maxwell - the Provost has awarded Maxwell Rogoski the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.

This prize recognizes the profound impact of graduate students on undergraduate education at Penn. Nominations come directly from undergraduates. Ten prizes are awarded annually.

Professor Aronowitz receives Ehrenzeller Award

The Jacob Ehrenzeller Award is given by the Ex-Resident's Association of Pennsylvania Hospital for achievement and service in medicine.  The 2014 Ehrenzeller Award recipient is 

Council for Euorpean Studies recognizes Tresch book

The Council for European Studies  2014 European Studies Book Award competition awarded Honorable Mention to Associate Professor John Tresch for his book The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Elaine LaFay wins Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Graduate Student Elaine LaFay has won a (well-deserved!) School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students. 


Recent Publications

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Beth Linker, "Beware of the One-Armed Soldier," in Soldier Exposures and Technical Publics, a collaborative visual essay that considers an assemblage of pictures of American soldiers, in the on-line journal Public Books.