University of Pennsylvania undergraduate Anwar Akrouk's senior thesis argues that the Arab Spring’s demand for democratic reform mirrors nationalism’s rise following World War I and the Ottoman Empire’s fall.
Building prosthetic limbs and developing rain-water filtration systems may seem like they have nothing in common. But to Adrian Lievano, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Miami majoring in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, there’s a synergy: In both cases, the user is the designer’s top priority.
Adam Cohen, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service, wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers and are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.
(This is the first in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President's Engagement Prize winners.) As a young student growing up in Tarkwa Breman, a rural village in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong was surrounded by many bright peers, both male and female. But as the years passed, many of the female students stopped coming to school.
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Glenn Bryan of Government and Community Affairs, Michael Dausch of Facilities and Real Estate Services and Pat Dorris of Penn Medicine are quoted about briefing minority- and women-owned subcontractors on upcoming capital projects at Penn.
Penn is highlighted for economic development in its community.
Penn’s Department of Public Safety is recognized by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for their work on campus.
Five seniors, Jodi Feinberg, Matthew Lisle, Shadrack Frimpong, Adrian Lievano, and Katlyn Grasso, are highlighted as the inaugural winners of the President’s Engagement Prize.
Five undergraduate students are featured as the winners of the University of Pennsylvania’s President’s Engagement Prizes.