The Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching for Faculty is the highest teaching honor in the School of Arts and Sciences and it is given to a faculty whose teaching is intellectually rigorous and exceptionally coherent and that leads to an informed understanding of a discipline. Recipients of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award are expected to embody high standards of integrity and fairness, to have a strong commitment to learning, and to be open to new ideas.
He will assume the deanship on July 1, 2013, succeeding Dr. Rebecca Bushnell, professor of English, who will return to full-time scholarship and teaching after serving as dean since January 2005. For more information on Dr. Fluharty, please visit http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v59/n18/fluharty.html
This chair is one of ten Browne Distinguished Professorships created by the late Christopher H. Browne, C’69, former chairman of the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences and trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. The Browne Chairs recognize faculty members who have achieved an extraordinary reputation for scholarly contributions, who have demonstrated great distinction in teaching, and who have demonstrated intellectual integrity and unquestioned commitment to free and open discussion of ideas.
Bart Hoebel was a Penn Psych PhD who worked with Phil Teitelbaum and was a member of Princeton Psychology Department, where he spent his whole career. Harvey also was just named the President of the Obesity Society, a group of about 2500 scientists who focus on obesity science, treatment, education and policy.
The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in evolution, broadly interpreted. We are interested in exceptional scientists and mathematicians who have well-developed research programs employing mathematical or computational techniques to study the evolution of dynamical processes far from equilibrium in the context of any of the following: biology, chemistry, or materials from the molecular to the systems scale, language, geology, psychology, or the environment.
Robert's field studies of nonhuman primates, specifically a troop of baboons in Botswana, have illuminated how primate relationships may reflect the evolutionary origins of social relationships, intelligence and language in humans. He will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 6, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
The John Castellan SJDM Service Award is named after the first Newsletter Editor of the society. It is given following special recommendation of the Executive Board and it honors individuals who have given significant service to the society. Click here for past awardees.
JD/PhD Department of Psychology