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Penn’s Business Services Recognized for Inclusive Excellence
November 20, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Business Services has been awarded the 2017 Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Mark Mills, executive director of Purchasing Services, accepted the award on Penn’s behalf at an awards ceremony and national conference in Colorado Springs, Co., on Nov. 6.
Two Penn Seniors Named Rhodes Scholars
November 19, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Christopher D’Urso, of Colts Neck, N.J., has been awarded an American Rhodes and Adnan Zikri Jaafar, of Malaysia, has been awarded a Malaysian Rhodes.
Penn Sophomore Is Finding a Voice Within the FGLI Community
November 10, 2017
As a freshman identifying as a first-generation, low-income student, Sebastián González searched for a space at the University of Pennsylvania where he felt at home. After seeing a Facebook post advertising the Penn First Summit, a town hall for FGLI students on campus last year, his world changed.
Penn Student Anea Moore Learns About Healing in Rwanda
November 8, 2017
Through Penn Hillel’s Moral Voices Fellowship, Anea Moore, a junior who lost both of her parents during her freshman year, volunteered at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a 144-acre rural residential community designed to help heal youth who lost their families in the 1994 genocide.
Penn to Build New College House Near 40th and Walnut Streets
November 2, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees today approved the design for a new 250,000 sq. ft. residential building, New College House West. The building will become the second to be built specifically designed as a college house, Penn’s residential system that brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus.
Penn Honors Eight Alumni Including Creative Spirit Awardee, Actress and Author Candice Bergen
October 25, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania will honor eight distinguished alumni at the 2017 Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Friday, Nov. 3.
Penn Engineering to Develop Intelligent, Adaptive and Resilient Robot Teams with $27 Million Army Research Lab Grant
October 11, 2017
The United States Army Research Laboratory has awarded the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent, and resilient teams of robots.
The Penn Community Responds to Recent Natural Disasters
October 4, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania is lending a helping hand after a series of disasters leveled areas across the Western Hemisphere.
Ph.D. Student Advances Cultural Heritage and Local Engagement in Jordan, Egypt
September 29, 2017
After witnessing the destruction of archeological treasures firsthand, Robbie Vigar, a second year anthropology Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, is advancing a relatively new way to look at cultural heritage preservation research: through the eyes of local residents.
Penn Senior Studies Ancient Inscriptions Documenting Greek God’s Slave ‘Purchases’
September 29, 2017
If the old adage holds true to “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” University of Pennsylvania senior Claudia Kassner will enjoy a long and happy career studying ancient languages and history. She spent last summer in Greece at the archaeological site of Delphi, a major religious destination in the ancient Greek world, examining the manumission epigraphy, inscriptions that document the act of slave owners freeing their slaves.