Podcast series charts a path for Latin Americans in science
Concerned about the scarcity of Latin Americans in scientific careers, doctoral students Kevin Alicea-Torres and Enrique Lin-Shiao took action to prime the pump. On their Spanish-language podcast, “Caminos en Ciencia,” they chat with Latinx scientists who discuss their career paths and provide advice for young scientists-to-be.
Talking #MeToo, one year after bombshell Weinstein allegations
Four women leaders at Penn discuss the impact of the movement and its future on campus and beyond.
The beauty and diversity of Latinx people, language, and culture
For the past 33 years, Latinx students at Penn have celebrated their culture, communities, and contributions to America and the world during Latinx Heritage Month.
A ‘magic moment’ for PennDesign
The School of Design kicked off its Lead by Design campaign with an awards and fundraising gala in New York City.
Being well and doing well
Benoit Dubé, the chief wellness officer at Penn, Giang T. Nguyen, executive director of Student Health Service, and Meeta Kumar, deputy executive director of CAPS, discuss Penn’s efforts to strengthen and support the health and wellness of students.
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.
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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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