How to design across species to increase biodiversity
SNF Paideia Fellow Abigail (Abby) Weinstein participated in a summer internship with Terreform ONE, a nonprofit architecture and design research group.
Sigal Ben-Porath named the faculty director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program
World-renowned scholar of democratic theory and practice Sigal Ben-Porath, who has been a professor at Penn since 2004, will assume the role Sept. 1.
Virtual reality in an ancient world
Students create films to document the reimagining of the Penn Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries.
Michael X. Delli Carpini named interim dean of Annenberg School for Communication
The Oscar H. Gandy Emeritus Professor of Communication and Democracy at the Annenberg School, and dean from 2003 to 2018, Delli Carpini is currently concluding a term as the inaugural faculty director of Penn’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program.
A time to celebrate for inaugural SNF Paideia Fellows
The first cohort of fellows is set to graduate, taking with them the pillars of the SNF Paideia Program—dialogue, citizenship, service, and wellness—on their next life adventures.
Beyond the pipette and the stethoscope, students explore biology’s societal impacts
The new Biology and Society course, supported by SNF Paideia, gave biology majors the chance to explore how scientists must contend with subjects such as health equity and vaccine hesitancy.
Educating community-oriented biologists
Mecky Pohlschröder of the School of Arts & Sciences reflects on an SNF Paideia course that connects research conducted in the STEM field to the broader community, allowing students to observe the influences of their work outside of the lab.
SNF Paideia Program expands, thanks to new grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Increased funding will enable the SNF Paideia Program at Penn to strengthen a commitment to the civic mission of higher education on campus and beyond with enhanced course offerings, an expanded fellowship program, and more event programming.
Course shows students how Washington really works
Penn and George Mason University students traveled to Washington, D.C. every Friday this spring for a class that gives the inside scoop on policymaking inside the Beltway.
A Paideia fellow finds a community for research and connection
For Celia Kreth, a junior in the School of Arts & Sciences, the SNF Paideia Fellows Program allows for a holistic, hands-on approach to her education.