Colleges Against Cancer
In a new urban studies class in the School of Arts & Sciences, professor Kushanava Choudhury and his undergraduate students use the classroom as a lab for doing original social science research. The class of six asked: How are immigrants playing a role in the city’s revitalization?
Penn seniors Valentina Raman and Jake Lerner have a big idea to improve literacy in Philadelphia’s middle schools. Now, they just need some funding, connections, and momentum to get their plan off the ground.
For the past couple of years, every time Master of Environmental Studies (MES) student Joe Durrance would see a dead bird on campus, he’d take a picture of it, note the date and location, and try to identify the species. He logged the death of the birds—caused from their collisions with glass windows—but knew he needed to do more.
Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new