Undergraduate Students

And the Oscar goes to…a Penn sophomore?

Claire Sliney is a co-executive producer of one of five films nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. “Period. End of Sentence.” explores the stigma of menstruation for girls in India and Sliney’s work to address the issue.

Louisa Shepard

Walt Whitman up close

As part of the Penn Manuscript Collective, students transcribe rare documents and original works by Walt Whitman in the University’s collection. Their discoveries will be included in an international symposium at Penn this spring, Whitman at 200, led by the Penn Libraries marking the anniversary of the poet’s birth.

Louisa Shepard

‘A Home for the Holidays’

On Dec. 31, Kyle Oden, a junior at Penn from Inglewood, Calif., and his family will be featured as part of a nationally televised holiday special: “A Home for the Holidays—the 20th Anniversary” celebrating families whose lives have been changed by adoptions.

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UPenn Students Preparing for ‘Super Bowl of the Mind’

Penn A, a group of students on Penn’s Academic Demolition team, is gearing up to compete against 36 other teams in the 2018 Intercollegiate Quiz Bowl on Saturday in Chicago. (Video)

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Grave Gardening

Volunteers regularly gather at The Woodlands Cemetery in West Philadelphia to practice Victorian-era horticulture. Senior Maya Arthur derives great satisfaction from the time she dedicates to a grave garden. (Video)

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