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Jacquie Posey

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As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program.
WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania Program on Race, Science & Society, “How Do We Study Racial Disparities in Health and What Have We Learned?” Public Lecture
A proposal that would enable principals in the School District of Philadelphia to use a mobile application to manage inventory and assets—resulting in significant annual savings—has won the Sixth Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge.
From interning in a kitchen breaking down hundreds of lobsters to hunting truffles in Italy to hosting random four course dinner parties, Amanda Shulman lives to cook. The University of Pennsylvania senior has completed the first level of basic cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and is as likely to fall asleep reading a cookbook as she is reading a textbook studying for class.
It’s an exciting time for digital humanities studies at Penn. The School of Arts & Sciences (SAS) has announced plans to establish a new research lab dedicated to the emerging field.
Blake Harwood first developed a passion to learn languages in high school as a teenager in Highland Park, Ill. when she won a scholarship to study Arabic in Cairo for six weeks in a foreign exchange student program.
University of Pennsylvania junior Roderick Cook believes that it’s important for those in positions of privilege and power to redistribute resources to help marginalized communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
A friendship formed while studying business at the University of Pennsylvania led two students from India to co-found a start up business. The pair, now seniors, say they’ve learned a lot about themselves in the process.   Pranshu Maheshwari, from Chennai, and Yash Kothari, from Mumbai, first met before the start of their freshman year at a reception in India for newly accepted Penn students.
Three University of Pennsylvania-affiliated people have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. They are Cassi Henderson and Jocelyn Perry, 2013 Penn graduates, and Nicolette Taku, a student at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Many people have a busy work life, rushing to meetings and activities, with little time to exhale. But in the time it takes to read this article, there is a simple practice individuals can do on a hectic day to reduce stress.