By Sarah Welsh
For Ingred Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, some of her most enriching experiences have occurred through opportunities to study and explore abroad.
One of the defining features of cells is their membranes. Each cell’s repository of DNA and protein-making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins. Scientists have attempted to replicate these properties, but, despite decades of research, even the most basic membrane structures, known as vesicles, still face many problems when made in the lab.
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.
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.
Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for collaborative research about mothers in the workforce.
The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.
Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.