President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for an award that will fund graduating seniors’ civic-engagement plans.
For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for creating “engagement prizes” for graduates with plans to change the world.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.
Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way.
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WHO: University of Pennsylvania Libraries and PhillyDH
WHAT: PhillyDH@Penn, a digital humanities, participant-led conference
WHEN: Friday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Van Pelt Library
May graduate Tania Chairez never planned to become an activist, but soon after she arrived at the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman, she found a new calling. Chairez became an advocate for undocumented residents of the United States.
Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.