Penn Freshman Turns Bullying Bystanders Into Anti-bullying ‘Upstanders’

As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program. Last semester, he received a text message from his mother bearing good news. She sent a photo of the IRS letter granting his organization impACT on Stage 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Penn Dental Medicine to Host 7th Annual Oral Cancer Walk and 5K

This Saturday, March 28, Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty will host the 7th annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk and 5K in an effort to raise awareness about the disease, both for health-care professionals and the general public.

President Gutmann Announces 2015 President’s Engagement Prize Winners at Penn

President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of five undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania as the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize recipients. Awarded annually to Penn students to design and undertake fully-funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate, the President’s Engagement Prizes underscore the high priority that Penn places on educating students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind. 

Penn Senior Investigates the State of Airport Security

As part of his honors thesis project, University of Pennsylvania senior Hillel Neumark has been investigating the history of airport security and reflecting on what can be done in the future to ensure that security measures are effective and trustworthy.

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Penn in the news

Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each for Community Service Projects March 26, 2015 | CBS News (Philadelphia)

Five seniors, Jodi FeinbergMatthew LisleShadrack FrimpongAdrian Lievano, and Katlyn Grasso, are highlighted as the inaugural winners of the President’s Engagement Prize.

Penn Grads Win Chance to Change the World March 25, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Five undergraduate students are featured as the winners of the University of Pennsylvania’s President’s Engagement Prizes.

Penn Wharton China Center Opens in Beijing March 17, 2015 | Philly Voice

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center.

Penn Names Steve Donahue Head Basketball Coach March 16, 2015 | CBS News (Philadelphia)

Steve Donahue has been named the new head coach for men’s basketball.

Ideas for Philly’s Forgotten Underbelly March 13, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Stefan Al of the School of Design comments on city planning in Philadelphia.

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