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Bringing the World to Penn: Mexico’s Felipe Calderón Meets With Penn Students
September 27, 2017
In advance of his Sept. 26 appearance at the Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue with former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mexican President Felipe Calderón had a private meeting with about 40 graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania who are Mexicans.
One Degree, Two Schools: Undergrad Drawn to Penn and PAFA’s Coordinated Fine Arts Program
September 22, 2017
Gianna Del Rossi wants to up the game in video gameplay through her art by enriching the cacophony of sounds and spectacular visual effects that attract her and her friends to gaming. She is pursuing a four-year bachelor of fine arts degree in a unique program offered by the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The coordinated B.F.A. program dates back to the 1930s.
Russian and East European Studies Department Expands Approach to Region’s Languages and Literatures
September 22, 2017
To expand Penn's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to teaching and learning about the region, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences was renamed the Department of Russian and East European Studies, or REES, before the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
Penn Undergraduate Explores Dual Irish and Jewish Identity in the 20th Century
September 20, 2017
Rebecca Heilweil, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, spent this summer solidifying her future while looking into her past.
Penn Study: Student Debt Alters Career, Partner Paths for Young Female Lawyers
September 15, 2017
Law school graduates often leave their programs burdened with debt that can top six figures. Research from the University of Pennsylvania and Ryerson University shows that this debt, coupled with recently stagnant median first-year salaries, can negatively influence the career choices and partner prospects for new female lawyers.  
Penn Ph.D. Student Blends Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation and Ethics
September 14, 2017
Kasey Diserens, a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, always wanted to find a way to link her interests in economic and social development with her passion for archaeology and ethics.
Four Pennsylvania Higher-ed Institutions to Launch ‘Foster Care to College’ Programs Backed by Field Center at Penn
September 12, 2017
To help college-bound youth who have lived in foster care Cabrini University, Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University and West Chester University have partnered with the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research at the University of Pennsylvania to launch the initial phases of “Foster Care to College” programs across the region.
Penn Experts Offer Advice Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
September 12, 2017
Following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, two of the strongest in recent memory, experts from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the Wharton Risk Management Center and others across the University offered advice on how to help from Philly, what risks people in affected areas still face and how cities might prevent dire consequences in the future.
Penn Summer Program in STEM Teaches Middle Schoolers to Overcome Communication Barriers
September 11, 2017
Mark Licurse didn’t know what to expect when he decided to group together middle schoolers from two very different schools for a week-long STEM Summer Science Camp held by the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter at the University of Pennsylvania.
Attracting International Students, Penn Welcomes the World
September 7, 2017
Today, more than 5,000 international students call the University of Pennsylvania’s campus their academic home. This year, the number of undergraduate international student applications increased by 10 percent and on Aug. 28 Penn welcomed a freshman class with students from 72 countries.