PHILADELPHIA –- Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships for study during the summer of 2011. The students are:
School of Arts & Sciences
PHILADELPHIA — From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments. Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation’s effects on memory.
WHAT: University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony
Jamal Elias of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “The sympathy for Osama bin Laden in the Islamic world is very small.”
PHILADELPHIA – Kenneth Goldsmith, a faculty member with the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, who is affiliated with Penn’s Kelly Writers house, is among those invited to read at “An Evening of Poetry” at the White House on May 11.
Pulitzer Winning Writer, Penn Alumna Jennifer Egan Returns to Campus for Alumni Weekend Reading May 14
WHO: Jennifer Egan, 1985 University of Pennsylvania graduate and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished fiction by an American author for her novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad," published in June 2010.
WHAT: Penn Alumni Weekend reading
WHERE: Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk on Penn’s campus
WHEN: Saturday, May 14
PHILADELPHIA – Students of Harrison College House have won a third successive Penn Energy Showdown, a University of Pennsylvania campus energy efficiency competition organized by Penn’s Fels Institute of Government.
The Penn Energy Showdown is designed to reduce energy consumption in campus dormitories, while increasing student awareness about how small behavioral changes can impact energy use.