PENN NOTABLES

Selected Awards and Honors to Penn Faculty:
Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prizes recognize achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music. The Pulitzer Prizes, awarded annually since 1917, were endowed by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Recipients are named by Columbia University on the recommendation of a Pulitizer Prize Board.

The following University of Pennsylvania faculty have received Pulitzer Prizes.

 

2004

Steven Hahn, Professor of History and a specialist on the social and political history of 19th-century America and on the comparative history of slavery and emancipation, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration.

 

1986

Walter McDougall, Professor of History and an expert on the history of the American space program, won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his second book, The Heavens and the Earth.

 

1977

Richard Wernick, composer and Magnin Professor of Humanities, received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his work "Visions of Terror and Wonder" for mezzo-soprano and orchestra.

 

1968

George Crumb, composer and Annenberg Professor of Music, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for his orchestral piece, "Echoes of Time and the River."

 

1949

Roy F. Nichols, Professor of History, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for Disruption of American Democracy, a study of the causes of the Civil War.