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  • The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January. About 50,000 students, from 62 countries, showed up for class. Fortunately...
  • Representatives from the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and the University gathered Oct. 2 to celebrate a partnership that provides Penn with new resources to recruit KIPP students, underwrite their financial aid, and offer them targeted support once they get to campus.The effort is...
  • Penn President Amy Gutmann visited the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City on Nov. 10 to speak to junior and senior students about their college aspirations. Roosevelt is a high-performing public school where 40 percent of students are first-generation Americans, and 40 percent will be...
  • The University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the most affordable private universities in the United States. The ranking was issued by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and lists “the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability.” Penn was...
  • "I consider myself, above all, a storyteller,” says Penn music composition student Melissa Dunphy, GR’13. And just one year into graduate school, this 29-year-old was creating music — for audiences on campus and across Philadelphia — that tells stories as unexpected as they are powerful. But...
  • Penn alumni from all walks of life returned to campus the first weekend in October for Penn Spectrum, the University's first-ever weekend-long alumni conference celebrating diversity and community. The event, sponsored by the Office of the President and Penn Alumni Relations, focused on...