University Communications Staff

Heather A. Davis

Manager, Internal Communications

215-898-1426

hdavis2@upenn.edu

First there were working dogs and flying robots. Now, Penn hopes to draw a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to a 23-acre parcel of land along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River.
PennPraxis has been instrumental in some of the biggest discussions about public space in Philadelphia in the last 14 years.
Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis, shaping theories that inform what we know about human development and sexual desire.
Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis, shaping theories that inform what we know about human development and sexual desire.
Writing a dissertation may be a marathon rather than a sprint—but that doesn’t mean the process of sitting down to write needs to be the equivalent of a solitary run. In the Women Who Write group, the process is more like a cross-country team experience, explains Andrea Kauffman-Berry, a Ph.D. student studying sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, with members supporting one another throughout the lengthy writing and rewriting process.
CIVICS 101: There’s a problem with what people know about government and civics—and that problem is that people know surprisingly little.
In her career, Ana-Rita Mayol has worked to get students from middle through graduate school excited about science. She’s developed science education programs and mentorships, as well as programs to train teachers so they’re better equipped to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers.
Every two weeks, high school students don hard hats for a construction site tour, pour over blueprints to a building, or fashion an architectural model out of gumdrops and uncooked spaghetti. These students are learning about the nuts and bolts of design and construction through the ACE Mentor Program, which stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. In the nationally run program, which reaches more than 8,000 students annually, students are grouped into small teams and are mentored by industry experts.
Jim Thorpe is remembered as one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes. He was an Olympic gold medalist for the pentathlon and decathlon in 1912 and played professional American football, baseball, and basketball. What’s less well-known is the controversial story behind how a town in northeastern Pennsylvania came to bear Thorpe’s name. Upon Thorpe’s death in 1953, the remains of the Native American athlete, an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Nation, were moved from the tribe’s location in Oklahoma to Pennsylvania.
Jim Thorpe is remembered as one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes. He was an Olympic gold medalist for the pentathlon and decathlon in 1912 and played professional American football, baseball, and basketball. What’s less well-known is the controversial story behind how a town in northeastern Pennsylvania came to bear Thorpe’s name. Upon Thorpe’s death in 1953, the remains of the Native American athlete, an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Nation, were moved from the tribe’s location in Oklahoma to Pennsylvania.