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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.
The University of Pennsylvania was ranked #1 in safety and security in the higher education sector for the ninth consecutive year, according to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list. 
When University of Pennsylvania senior Angela Perfetti arrived on campus more than three years ago, she says she had no interest in research and thought it had no connection to the “real world.” Since then, she’s changed her tune. 
World leaders’ predisposition towards aggressive military action or peacemaking can be measured by early indicators in their life-experiences. That’s the conclusion drawn in Why Leaders Fight, a new book co-authored by Michael Horowitz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.  
More than 125 students from 25 middle schools across Philadelphia attended a youth summit focused on leading their schools to create healthy changes on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the University of Pennsylvania. 
The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps battalion at the University of Pennsylvania hosted a change-of-command ceremony, Wednesday, Oct. 7, to welcome its new commanding officer, Marine Corps Col. Kenneth DeTreux, a Philadelphia native and an alumnus of the NROTC program at Penn. 
One senior at the University of Pennsylvania is working to improve history. 
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. 
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.