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Penn Nursing Undergrad Seeks Enlightenment, Better Health Through Service at Buddhist Retreat
July 6, 2017
This summer, Stephanie Tran Rojas, an undergraduate nursing student at the University of Pennsylvania, is exploring a new approach to healthy living at a tranquil Tibetan Buddhist retreat in California.
PennDesign's Erick Guerra Seeks to Improve Transportation Safety, Efficiency and Access
June 26, 2017
by Erica Andersen Erick Guerra doesn’t own a car. Given his occupation, it’s clear that this personal choice reflects the principles of his professional life.
Six Research Projects at Penn Bolstered Through Quartet Pilot Competition Funding
June 19, 2017
Six faculty members from different schools at the University of Pennsylvania are taking their research one step further, with support from the annual Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition. Designed to attract new and early career investigators and encourage cross-disciplinary aging research, the competition provides support for innovative or exploratory research projects leading to National Institutes of Health grant applications.
Dissertation on Early 20th-century Cairo Coffeehouses Leads Penn Ph.D. Student to Egyptian and British Spy Reports
June 19, 2017
During his “archival world tour” throughout the Middle East and Europe, University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate Alon Tam turned to a unique source of information for his dissertation on 19th- and early 20th-century Cairo coffeehouses: Egyptian and British spy reports. The intelligence documents offer new insights about Egypt’s political history and provide a unique perspective on the Egyptian Revolution of 1919.
Penn VIPS Scholarships, Renamed to Honor Inspirational Teacher, Are Awarded to Six Local High School Graduates
June 7, 2017
After 26 years, the Penn VIPS and Business Services Division scholarship program has expanded and been renamed to honor Marie K. Bogle, a teacher who dedicated her life to improving education in West Philadelphia. Six local high school students received the supplemental scholarships this year, along with dormitory necessities, courtesy of the Penn MOVES program.
Two Penn Ph.D. Students Awarded 2017 Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
June 5, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania doctoral students, Devin Curry and Nabeel Hamid, have been awarded dissertation completion fellowships for 2017-18 from the American Council of Learned Societies. Each student is completing a degree in the Philosophy Department of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Penn Study Links Heart Rate to Gender Gap in Criminal Offending
May 30, 2017
In the field of criminology, it is well established that men engage in more crime than women. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior.
Roger Reina Returns as Wrestling Head Coach at Penn
May 24, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, has announced that Roger Reina C’84 WEV’05 will return to his Hall of Fame roots as head coach of the Penn wrestling program.
Penn Doctoral Student Probes the Secrets of Ancient Carbon in Tropical Soils
May 17, 2017
Soil holds the largest terrestrial pool of carbon on the planet, with tropical soils containing the most carbon of any type. Activities that cause soil to release its hold on this carbon can thus increase levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and augment the effects of climate change.
Penn’s New Innovation Hub, Pennovation Center Awarded Gold LEED Status for Environmental Design
May 17, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center has been awarded LEED Gold status for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council, a coveted recognition of best-in-class building strategies for energy and environmental design.