Ballerina Emily Davis is ‘on her toes’
May graduate Emily Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Liberal and Professional Studies while working full-time as a ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet and volunteering to conduct research at CHOP and community service with Philadelphia nonprofits.
Penn teams up with City of Philadelphia to announce vaccine sweepstakes
Wharton Professor Katy Milkman and Mayor Jim Kenney have announced the “Philly Vax Sweepstakes,” which gives vaccinated Philadelphians a chance to win up to $50,000.
A year later: Penn LDI COVID-19 rapid response research grant projects
The Rapid Response Grants for COVID-19 research projects have produced important new insights relevant to current pandemic response, as well as preparations for future infectious disease emergencies.
A unique but exemplary academic year: 2020-21 in review
A challenging yet successful year—Penn’s exceptional community of dedicated students, faculty, and staff overcame the world’s most significant obstacles to flourish, from outreach locally through volunteerism, to helping the world globally with mRNA technology. The 2021 academic year highlighted the best of Penn.
Counselors at Student Financial Services help find success, not stress
As grant-based aid packages—bolstered by named scholarships—have helped Penn welcome more students who come from lower-income households, Student Financial Services (SFS) has ramped up its ability to assist their academic journeys, especially during the pandemic when students needed more support than ever. That includes having two counselors—Silvia Hanks and Jodi Wagner—who specialize in serving highly aided students at Penn.
Inaugural SNF Paideia fellows reflect on an inspiring first year
The fellowship program for undergraduates connects their general education and major requirements to public engagement and community building through dialogue across differences.
Honing cultural humility skills can improve health care as a whole
At Penn Medicine, medical personnel are adopting cultural humility as an ongoing process of developing a set of skills to approach any individual from any culture at any time.
Pennsylvania Hospital’s unusual venue brings the celebration to vaccination
When Pennsylvania Hospital leadership began looking for a neighborhood site where they could set up a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, they found an enthusiastic partner at the Theatre of Living Arts.
Game-changing gift announced at inaugural Penn Africa Research Symposium
The $5 million gift creates the Holman Africa Initiative, expanding financial aid and enhancing opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research and teaching in and on Africa.
Planning a greener future for Philadelphia’s historic Parkside neighborhood
This spring, students from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the Weitzman School consulted with the Centennial Parkside Community Development Corporation on ways to expand a community garden in the East Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia.