Allyson Ahlstrom has won many accolades, appeared on national TV shows and met dozens of celebrities as founder of Threads for Teens, a non-profit organization that gives new, donated clothes to impoverished teens.
While studying abroad in India, University of Pennsylvania senior Kimberly Kolor found even the smallest excursion became a learning experience.
No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan. The Penn Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition.
A new University of Pennsylvania writers residency program will offer an undergraduate from Penn’s writing community the time and space to hone his or her craft in the Pacific Northwest for a week during spring break.
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Penn in the news
The Penn Musesum’s Richard Leventhal and Brian Daniels are quoted about damage to historical buildings due to civil war in Syria.
Karen Beckman of the School of Arts & Sciences highlights Penn’s HAIKU conference.
Graduate student Matt Cook of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for having his first thriller novel published.
Kelly Writers House’s Al Filreis is featured for teaching Modern and Contemporary Poetry, a MOOC.
Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum co-writes an op-ed on the state of archaeological sites under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.