How rituals shape our world
An Annenberg class about ritual communication encourages students to employ ethnography and textual analysis to think about the unique language of rituals and their endurance.
As good as new at Penn Closet
The student-run thrift shop on the ground floor of Williams Hall gives clothes and other items a second life, plus offers donators and shoppers a simple way to practice sustainability.
Scholarship donors, students celebrate at ‘electric’ event
Penn students and their scholarship donors joined on campus to celebrate the beauty of giving at the annual Scholarship Celebration.
Mentoring circles support a journey through STEM
An initiative of the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council Diversity Committee has established an informal network of “mentoring circles” for postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates in STEM, with a particular emphasis on including participants from underrepresented backgrounds.
Can Net Price Calculators tell the true cost of an education?
Laura Perna, a Penn GSE expert on college access, examines the accuracy of college cost calculators, and finds that many are confusing or even misleading.
Challenges persist in getting international students, scholars to campus
At a Trustee meeting, Associate Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Amy Gadsden explained how recent changes to U.S. visa policy are impacting Penn.
Leadership named for Paideia Program at Penn
Michael X. Delli Carpini has been named the inaugural faculty director and Leah Seppanen Anderson the inaugural executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program for Penn undergraduates.
Summer aerospace research at the Jet Propulsion Lab
Senior Alex Ulin from Los Angeles spent the past two summers working at a NASA-contracted field center, and is now aiming for a career leading teams of aerospace scientists and engineers.
Junior Chloe Gong has a deal to publish young-adult novel set in 1920s Shanghai
In addition to pursuing her double-major in English and international relations, junior Chloe Gong is writing a novel, a take on “Romeo and Juliet” set in 1920s Shanghai. “These Violent Delights,” is expected to be released next fall.
Get out the student vote
Penn Leads the Vote, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and the Office of Government and Community Affairs work in tandem to make Penn a civic-minded population of voters in all elections.
In the News
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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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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