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STSC alum Brendan McHugh '12 wins in national swimming championships

McHugh, STSC '12, stunned the swimming world Aug. 8, setting a United States Open record with a time of 27.10 seconds and winning the 50-meter breaststroke at the national championships in Irvine, Calif.

Voskuhl wins Barzun prize from APS

Heidi Voskuhl's book, Androids in the Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2013) was just awarded the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society.

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!

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).

Office Changes

Over the summer people moved into new offices, and some new space was added to the department as well.  Beth Linker has moved into 322, Harun Kucuk has moved into 363, Ann Greene has moved into 391, and we have new undergraduate programming space in the hallway between 391 and 364 and outside 391.


322 -Linker

323 - Barnes

324 - Aronowitz

325 - Benson

326 - Mukharji

327 - Tresch

361 - Voskuhl

362 - Moreno

363 - Kucuk

364 - Lindee

365 - Emeritus

366 - Adams

391 - Greene

Recent Publications

(To see all faculty books, follow this link.)

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.