Third annual Penn Global Week fosters a world-minded campus
The four-day celebration, from Sept. 11-14, will feature an arts showcase, a brand-new story slam, a passport program, and an information fair.
Navigating urban waters, with an interdisciplinary approach
With independent research projects and immersive experiences on and near Philadelphia’s waterways, summer fellows with the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities are collaborating to develop new ways of learning and sharing knowledge.
Vet students’ goat dairy aims to fill a nutrition gap in Gambia
Briana Wilson plans on becoming a small-animal vet, but this summer she is immersing herself in far-flung ventures in faraway places at the Gambia Goat Dairy, helping to create a sustainable, commercial herd of milking goats.
A gentle nudge at the right moment can curb unnecessary spending online
It turns out, reminding people of their financial goals before they start online shopping can reduce unnecessary spending of this kind by almost 25 percent.
University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering launches online master’s in computer science
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has introduced MCIT Online, an affordable master's degree program available through Coursera, open to students without any previous background in computer science.
A chemotherapy companion to save thousands of lives
A trio of Penn students created the startup Sanguis, producing an inexpensive, portable blood cell counting device.
New ‘match’ streamlines clinical training experience for psych graduate students
A new “match” for clinical psychology graduate students connects trainees with potential externship sites. In its second year, the initiative successfully matched more than 250 trainees in the mid-Atlantic region.
Class of 2018 includes 19 Fulbright awardees
With 34 recipients, the graduating class of 2018 produces a a record-breaking number of Fulbright Scholars, for a school already regarded as a top institution for generating Fulbright recipients.
The path through Penn Medicine
Medical students can commiserate with each other over the experience of med school and share a level of empathy and understanding with one another. But the reality of being a med student is a unique experience for everyone. Two students who were profiled in their first and second years of training reflect on their third year at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Student startups on view
On Friday, April 27, University students with innovative startups will join with investors for the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase.
In the News
Mapping Wheelchair Access in Philly and the Suburbs
Ph.D. candidate Mark Bookman of the School of Arts and Sciences has created an online map to crowdsource accessibility information about Penn’s campus and beyond. The intersectional tool highlights wheelchair accessibility, Braille signage, gender-neutral bathrooms, prayer spaces, lactation rooms, and more.
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Video: As He Graduates From Wharton, Former Ellicott City Resident Thinks of Mom and Reflects on Overcoming Tragedy
The Wharton School’s Kayvon Asemani overcame a life of challenges to become not just an MBA, but a beloved advocate, speaker, performer, and friend. Now that he’s graduated, Asemani will be joining the staff at Facebook’s California headquarters this June.
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