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 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition based at Mt. Haguro in Northeastern Japan, close to the area that was devastated by the 2011 triple disaster.
Last fall, the Penn Center for Innovation launched the AppItUP Challenge, a contest that gathered mobile app ideas from across the University of Pennsylvania community and helped bring the best ones to life.
For University of Pennsylvania senior Olivia Route, some of the most exciting and enriching experiences she’s had as a student have happened while studying abroad.
School of Social Policy & Practice student Ashley Blake is working for the Goldring Re-entry Initiative, a program designed to assist incarcerated people transition back into society with the goal of reducing recidivism.
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Vice President Marie Witt of Business Services talks about redesigning the Penn Bookstore to adapt to changing consumer behavior.
John Landis of the School of Design shares his thoughts on policies that discourage families with school age children.
Colin Hennessy of the Penn Fund says, “If we can do things to develop that relationship with our youngest alumni, we are going to see great returns in that long game.”
Penn’s student health clinicians are included amongst area universities taking precautionary steps aligned with the guidelines set by the government’s health watchdog.
President Amy Gutmann says, “These prizes invite students to think creatively, on a large scale, about the meaning of engagement.”