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Hult Prize Ivy Provides Direct Path for Pitching Student Business Plans With Social Impact
February 15, 2018
By Julie McWilliams Tiffany Yau seems to have a talent for seeing things as they might be, not as they are. Maybe that comes from years of learning magic tricks with her grandfather. Maybe it comes from years of dedication to issues with great social impact. Regardless, after a couple of years working with other University of Pennsylvania students on applications to the Hult Prize Foundation for social-impact business funding, she envisioned a better way: Hult Prize Ivy.
At Penn, Robust Undergraduate Seminar Takes Students to India
February 12, 2018
Nearly 8,000 miles from the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia, seven students immersed themselves in “The Performing Arts of Modern South India” through a year-long course that included a 12-day visit to India and continues through the spring. During the fall semester on campus, the students reviewed the development of the performing arts in pre- and post-colonial South India, such as Bharatanāṭyam dance and Karṇāṭak music. In addition, they wrestled with questions surrounding citizenship, caste politics, law, marginalization and disenfranchisement.
John Jackson Named Dean of Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication
February 6, 2018
John L. Jackson Jr. has been named dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett. The selection follows an international search.
Democracy and the Russia Investigation Tops Discussion With Congressman Adam Schiff at Perry World House
February 1, 2018
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, spoke at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House on Thursday about threats to democracy. The California congressman discussed the investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and a controversial Republican memo alleging government surveillance abuses.
University Forms Working Group to Examine the Role of Slavery in Penn’s Early Years
January 23, 2018
A Message to the Penn Community​​​​​​​On the Role of Slavery in Penn’s Early YearsFromAmy Gutmann, PresidentWendell Pritchett, Provost
Hundreds Volunteer to Honor MLK as Part of Penn Day of Service
January 16, 2018
Honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Pennsylvania kicked off its 23rd Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 15.
Penn Appoints Matt Sessa as Executive Director of Student Registration and Financial Services
January 8, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania has named Matt Sessa the executive director of student registration and financial services. His appointment will be effective Jan. 16.
Penn Presents 2018 Annual Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
January 4, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania will honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with film screenings, lectures, workshops, panel discussions and musical performances during its 23rd Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, Jan. 15-31.                                                       Organized by the African-American Resource Center at Penn, all MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public; however, registration is required for some events.
Penn Political Scientist Rudra Sil Reconsiders Russia
January 3, 2018
Rudra Sil, the director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business in the School of Arts and Sciences, does research in the fields of comparative and international politics with a special interest in Russian and post-communist studies, Russian foreign policy and United States-Russia relations.

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