Penn Senior Amanda Cornfield Takes to Medical Research and Ultimate Sport

Senior Biological Basis of Behavior major Amanda Cornfeld works in a laboratory, studying the neurobiology of stress. She's a member of Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society in neuroscience, and has studied the effects of anesthesia on the development of neurons. She's also a rugged warrior who serves as the co-captain of Venus Ultimate, the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn.

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.

Penn Students Phillip Cohen and Carla Winter Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Penn medical student Phillip Cohen and Carla Winter, a senior bioengineering major are among 12 Americans selected to receive 2017 George J. Mitchell Scholarships for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Penn Public Safety Honors Campus Heroes, Lifesavers

Celebrating the work and dedication of law enforcement and public safety professionals from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as its neighborhood partners, Penn’s Division of Public Safety recognized more than 40 honorees at its biannual Commendation Ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Penn in the news

Cyber Monday: What Happens to Your Data When You Shop Online? November 30, 2015 | NBC News

Doctoral candidate Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for researching websites that leak user data to third parties.

A Wharton Professor Explains 3 Ways Nice Guys Can Get Ahead at Work November 28, 2015 | Business Insider

Strategies for effective giving from the Wharton School’s Adam Grant’s book Give and Take.

Switchback: The Startup Strategy That Might Be Right for You November 27, 2015 | Business News Daily

Research that finds the benefits of a “switchback” approach for technology entrepreneurs co-authored by David Hsu of the Wharton School is highlighted.

Audio: Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day of Giving November 24, 2015 | National Public Radio

Kat Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about charitable giving during the holiday season.

How to Make Customers the Best Advocates for Your Company November 23, 2015 | Forbes.com

Research co-authored by Christophe Van den Bulte of the Wharton School on customer referrals is cited.

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