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Through her research, an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania is unearthing a nearly 100-year-old murder mystery, a government cover-up and silenced justice in Northern Ireland. 
Whitney Stewart, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from Sarasota, Fla., is the recipient of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Award for 2015-16. 
One senior at the University of Pennsylvania is working to improve history. 
Leead Staller, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, spent his summer working on a research project related to the eventual return of books looted by the Nazis. 
As students, engineers-to-be rarely get a chance to examine topics in business psychology, but Mark Liam Murphy, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., spent his first summer on campus at the University of Pennsylvania doing just that. 
Amidst the religious, political and social unrest in Israel, one student from the University of Pennsylvania got a look at a diverse group of learners who explored the possibilities for a peaceful coexistence.
As a child, Suzy Bernstein spent her summers at Camp Modin in Belgrade, Maine. This summer, the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is using her experience as a former camper and the many skills that she’s learned at Penn to further strengthen her leadership abilities. 
Daniel Wagner has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.
Abdul-Hakim Muhammad As-Salafee has traveled a non-traditional path from working in the Philadelphia Prison System to the University of Pennsylvania. 
This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving.