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Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience

Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.

Penn Education Prof Promotes Ideas on International Development

July 30, 2015

Daniel Wagner from Penn's Graduate School of Education has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

July 24, 2015

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Ph.D. Student Starts Teaching Program for French Speakers at Lea School

July 31, 2015

Fiona Moreno is not from France. But the French-speaking, Ph.D. student from Switzerland, says she was and still is startled by how confidently people deem her to be French, solely based on hearing her accent. The realization that many people aren’t aware of the diversity of the Francophone world prompted her to found the Francophone Community Partnership.

Penn in the News

Guns, Motor Vehicles and the Deaths of Young People

 

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center writes about what it would be like if guns were treated like motor vehicles.

August 3, 2015 | TheHill.com
Waiting for the Bomb to Drop

 

Paul Saint-Amour of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed related to his new book, Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form.

August 3, 2015 | New York Times
Defending Their Homes

 

Marie Gottschalk of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow.

August 3, 2015 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Cheney University Faces Enrollment, Financial Problems

 

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on marketing strategies to help Cheney University recruit students.

August 2, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Silence of the Lambs

 

Rebecca Wells and Michael Pack of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for leading a study about biliary atresia in zebrafish and mammals.

August 1, 2015 | TheScientist.com
Audio: Why Peer Pressure Doesn’t Add Up to Retirement Savings

Research from Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School about the effects of peer pressure on retirement savings decisions is featured.

July 31, 2015 | “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio
Penn and Others Drop an Essay Requirement for Standardized Tests

Yvonne Romero DaSilva of Admissions talks about Penn’s shift in its application requirements.

July 30, 2015 | Washington Post
Critics Besiege Presidential Debate Commission

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is mentioned for organizing a bipartisan group that critiques the Presidential Debate Commission.

July 30, 2015 | Politico.com



MULTIMEDIA

  • Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th University Commencement drew visitors from all corners of the world Monday, May 18, filling Franklin Field with languages representative of Penn’s widely diverse community.

  • Helping Pets, Helping People

    Helping Pets, Helping People

    In a North Philadelphia rowhome, four students from the School of Veterinary Medicine are examining Pebbles, a friendly cocker spaniel. She’s a little overweight but otherwise healthy. “She has a great hairdo,” fourth-year student Hannah MacAyeal tells Billy, Pebbles’ owner.

  • Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    In a little less than an hour, listeners learn how to take their companies public—or build their brands—thanks to advice from Amanda Miller Littlejohn. The Washington, D.C.-based personal branding coach made the trek to Penn’s campus at the end of April to chat with Laura Zarrow, a host of “Women@Work” on SiriusXM’s Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School.

  • Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Celebrating the 100th Hey Day on April 30, members of Penn’s Class of 2016 marched with canes along Locust Walk, wearing red shirts and flat-brimmed, faux-straw hats.

  • Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    At a reception on April 23, Penn President Amy Gutmann said a performance by the Pennsylvania Players was the perfect occasion to honor distinguished alumnus and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with a

  • A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    At the fifth annual Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) on April 20, several hundred local grade-, middle-, and high-school students poured into the Singh Center for Nanotechnology with their machines in tow.

  • The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    Every April, athletes from around the globe make history at Franklin Field. This year, 16,368 high school, college, and professional athletes are competing in the 121st running of the Penn Relays, which is being held from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25.

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P

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