Navigating urban waters, with an interdisciplinary approach
With independent research projects and immersive experiences on and near Philadelphia’s waterways, summer fellows with the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities are collaborating to develop new ways of learning and sharing knowledge.
Vet students’ goat dairy aims to fill a nutrition gap in Gambia
Briana Wilson plans on becoming a small-animal vet, but this summer she is immersing herself in far-flung ventures in faraway places at the Gambia Goat Dairy, helping to create a sustainable, commercial herd of milking goats.
Piecing together an ancient biblical site, bone by bone
In the lab of Penn Museum’s Janet Monge, rising senior Fiona Jensen-Hitch is sorting and photographing ancient human remains to shed light on the people of ancient city of Gibeon.
Penn filmmakers capture less-told stories of climate change
As part of two CURF grants, students Kyle Rosenbluth and Daniel Fradin traveled to the Arctic to explore a Canadian Inuit community for a documentary—and came back with ample story to tell.
To improve online information about violence and abuse, one group turned to Wikipedia
Three undergrads and a recent alum, working with the Ortner Center’s Susan B. Sorenson, added the latest scientific research to more than 50 entries.
The perks of being an intern
Obtaining internships as an undergraduate is chock-full of value. Students get a fast-tracked look into their chosen field, and, in most cases, learn early on what they like—and don’t like.
On the ground in Washington, D.C.
Rising junior Louis Lin is pursuing his interest in policy making via an International Leadership Foundation Fellowship and an internship with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sharing the science behind what we do, what we say, and how we learn
Through mindCORE, a two-week undergrad program through Arts and Sciences, faculty from eight departments and five schools explore the mind and the brain via disciplines like behavioral science and language acquisition.
Helen Fetaw sets her sights on treating underserved populations
The recent College of Arts and Sciences grad will combine passion for studying medicine and social justice to advocate for patients in the U.S. and around the world.
2018 Ivy Day ceremony
In a 145-year old tradition, 28 seniors were honored, as well as one junior, a sophomore, and two class of 2017 alumni.
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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