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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Fellow

Thu, 10/29/2015

Alexis Neumann has been appointed a University of Pennsylvania Libraries Fellow for Fall 2015, with responsibilities in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, as well as the Office of Advancement. 

Fletcher Jones Foundation

Mon, 10/05/2015

Margo Todd was awarded a Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellowship at the Huntington Library for the 2016-17 academic year.

A History Student Makes an Impact in the Operating Room at Penn

Tue, 09/29/2015

A History Student Makes an Impact in the Operating Room at Penn

It’s not only physicians and nurses who can make a difference in health care. Sometimes it takes a history major and some careful observation to help effect positive change.

That was the case with Nicholas Savino, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, who devoted a summer to examining the magnitude of blood wastage in the operating room. His independent research project, which entailed a detailed tracking of blood products from blood bank to operating room to patient...

History Honors Thesis Student Alex Levy researches Holocaust Museums

Thu, 09/24/2015

Historian-to-be at Penn Researches Museums to Strengthen Impact

One senior at the University of Pennsylvania is working to improve history. 

As a part of a summer program through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Alex Levy, a 21-year-old history major from Pittsburgh, traveled to Berlin and Washington to study how museums in these major cities represent the Holocaust. 

As survivors continue to age, Levy says that...

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Tue, 06/30/2015

Paraska Tolan has been awarded a 2015-16 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for the study of Arabic. 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Sun, 06/28/2015

William Figueroa has been awarded a 2015-16 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for the study of Farsi. 

Book History 2015 Graduate Student Essay Prize

Thu, 06/18/2015

The editors of Book History have awarded Elizabeth Della Zazzera the journal's 2015 Graduate Student Essay Prize for her article, "Translating Revolutionary Time: French Republican Almanacs in the United States."

Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project Grant

Thu, 06/18/2015

Kristian Taketomo has been awarded a Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project Grant for his research on "Towards an Urban Future: Density and Development in the Late Twentieth Century."

Leo Baeck Graduate Fellowship

Tue, 06/09/2015
Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg has been awarded a Leo Baeck graduate fellowship for 2015-2016. During that year she will also be a Gruss scholar in residence at the New York University Law Library. She will be working on a dissertation entitled "The Organization of Halakhic Knowledge in the Early Modern Period: Responsa as a Case Study."

Sophia Smith Collection Travel Grant

Fri, 05/08/2015

Tina Irvine has been awarded a travel grant from the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.  She will be working on her dissertation, "Americanizing Appalachia, 1900-1939."