University Communications Staff

Jill DiSanto

News Officer

Arthur Ross Gallery, Continuing Education, Education, Navy ROTC, Neighborhood Initiatives, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Social Policy and Practice


The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development will host its 25th Anniversary Conference, April 24-25, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.
Johanna Greeson, an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to reform the child welfare system for children who, between the ages of 18-21, are aging out of foster care.
Future Olympic champions may be in training right here at the University of Pennsylvania.
Shaiyam Flavaney credits much of his success as a student at the University of Pennsylvania to the guidance he received from his mentors, growing up in Jackson, N.J.
Adina Weissman, a student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, always knew that she wanted to help people, she just didn’t know in what capacity.
Students from the University of Pennsylvania really do change the world. Maha Laziri, 24, a student in Penn’s Graduate School of Education, is already making a difference in remote villages of Morocco.
In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in adolescents, it has quadrupled. By 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
Every vote counts. Each spring, the top leadership positions within the University of Pennsylvania’s Undergraduate Assembly, are up for election.
Grace Kunas knows that every second counts in a crisis. Kunas, a junior from Madison, N.J., is chief of the all-volunteer Medical Emergency Response Team at the University of Pennsylvania.  For her it is a chance to fulfill a personal and professional goal to help others.