Graduate Students

A centuries-old word with a modern twist

The acceptable use of a singular “they” pronoun made official a linguistic trend already in use for centuries. People who are not represented by binary pronouns say it’s a helpful step, but a small one.

Tina Rodia

Tracing public opinion on global issues

Tom Etienne, a joint doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Political Science, uses his skills in data collection to analyze political opinions.

From Annenberg School for Communication

Bringing Ukraine to Penn

On the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, displaced and visiting scholars and students from Ukraine share their experience at Penn.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

The Washington Post

These women survived combat. Then they had to fight for health care

Caitlin “Cat” Clason is studying health issues specific to female veterans as a predoctoral student in the School of Nursing.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

New Penn mentorship program focuses on shaping Black doctors

Master’s student Dennis Mashindi of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the Hinkson Holloway program, a collaboration between PSOM and the College of Physicians to mentor young Black men who want to pursue a career in medicine.


NBC Philadelphia

Roosevelt Boulevard subway station gains support from mayoral candidates and Harrisburg

Ph.D. student Jay Arzu in the Weitzman School of Design and a group of activists have reproposed a Roosevelt Boulevard subway, citing safety and accessibility.


“Good Morning America,” ABC News

Mom and son celebrate matching residency programs together: ‘Still incredible to me’

Hefei Liu has matched with the radiation oncology residency program at the Perelman School of Medicine.


Peek into an afternoon at Penn’s collaborative bioengineering lab and makerspace

A profile examines collaborative Penn projects at the George H. Stephenson Foundation Educational Laboratory and Bio-MakerSpace, with commentary by Sevile Mannickarottu of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Inside Higher Ed

Can AI write your next résumé and cover letter?

In an Op-Ed, Joseph Barber of Career Services offers recommendations for how graduate students can leverage AI tools like ChatGPT to explore career options and pursue opportunities.