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University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”
Students, particularly grade schoolchildren, are absolutely overjoyed with snow days and the “staycation” they bring from classwork, pop quizzes, and homework. Adults may not share the same sense of glee, as they know that, snow or no snow, office work must still be completed.  In the event of a snow day and the rare instance when Penn closes due to weather, the University provides a number of services that make it fairly easy for employees to work remotely from home.
Students, particularly grade schoolchildren, are absolutely overjoyed with snow days and the “staycation” they bring from classwork, pop quizzes, and homework. Adults may not share the same sense of glee, as they know that, snow or no snow, office work must still be completed.  In the event of a snow day and the rare instance when Penn closes due to weather, the University provides a number of services that make it fairly easy for employees to work remotely from home.
Students, particularly grade schoolchildren, are absolutely overjoyed with snow days and the “staycation” they bring from classwork, pop quizzes, and homework. Adults may not share the same sense of glee, as they know that, snow or no snow, office work must still be completed.  In the event of a snow day and the rare instance when Penn closes due to weather, the University provides a number of services that make it fairly easy for employees to work remotely from home.
Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.
Billed as “a tasty art nugget in 12 minutes flat,” the new Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG) program “12@12” aims to whet the public’s appetite for art through quick, informal talks with curators, artists, and gallery staff. ARG Gallery Coordinator Sara Stewart says that the title is more than just a catchy phrase. “How could you forget ‘12 @12’?” she says. “It’s a 12-minute program that starts promptly at 12 noon.”
By Gina BryanUniversity of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.
As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, senior Heather Holmes has co-written a book, attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of a Penn Summer program and learned firsthand what it takes to be a museum curator.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will deliver the 2014 Higginbotham Lecture with a talk titled, “Matters of Race: Brown, Ferguson, and the Unfinished Civil Rights Agenda.”
The American Society for Legal History has elected Mary Frances Berry an Honorary Fellow of the Society. Berry is the Geraldine R.