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The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”
Michael Vazquez, a philosophy Ph.D. student, and Paul Wolff Mitchell, an anthropology Ph.D. student, are the first recipients of the award for 2019-2021.
The anthropology M.D.-Ph.D. program, recently graduating its first two students, combines clinical and ethnographic skills aimed at working with and caring for society’s marginalized.
A course taught by Annenberg doctoral student Mohammed Salih offered, for the first time at Penn, entrée into the basics of a language spoken by 30 million people worldwide.
The Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair brought West Philadelphia fourth graders and Penn neuroscience students together for a morning of hands-on fun.
Beyond promoting vaccines and overall health education, Campus Health, the public health arm of Student Health Service, is watching for clusters of common illnesses, unusual diagnoses, and anything out of the ordinary.
The pilot program in the Department of Mathematics enables students from underrepresented groups to become the next generation of enterprising mathematicians.
All Penn students are urged to participate in AAU’s Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.
Nine students spent a week in Japan though a Penn Biden Center program. After a whirlwind tour that included a visit to Hiroshima and a home stay, students say the experience was life-changing.
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.
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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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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