Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.
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Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.
Nearly 35 pre-teens received their acceptance letters to the University of Pennsylvania -- at least for one day.
On Friday, Nov. 21, eighth-graders from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia became honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2014.
Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report to Congress co-authored by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.
The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report shows a decline in the number of homeless people in the U.S. across all groups, including women and children, veterans and the chronically homeless.
Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience.
As a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the 22-year-old resident of Newtown, Pa., has taken that belief to the next level, opening new doors and turning it into a career in social work.
Dr. Brendan O'Leary Professor of Political Science
Dr. O’Leary is the author or editor of numerous publications including, Divided Nations and European Integration and Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders. He can discuss the background to the current impasse and similar secessionist referendums that have occurred elsewhere.
“This referendum is more like Kosovo’s than South Sudan’s, but it is also unlike both of them because it has not been preceded by violence, nor will it likely be followed by violence. It is a distinctive case in that the Constitutional Court has only itself to blame for its initial decision to block proposed amendments to Catalonia’s status. A critical component of Spain’s constitutional compromise after the death of Franco is now in ruins.”
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