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Penn Undergrad Evaluates Financial Sustainability of Historic House Museums
August 15, 2017
Julia Bache, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, is working on a long-term research project that’s focused on the financial sustainability of historic house museums.
In New Role at Penn, a GSE Alum and Formerly Homeless Teen, Finds a Way to Support Vulnerable Youth Across Pennsylvania
July 31, 2017
Seth Morones-Ramírez, an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, grew up in and out of the foster-care system. At times, he was homeless: staying in a motel, car, group home or shelter or sleeping on the couches of kind-hearted friends. The hardest part was “surviving it,” says Morones-Ramírez and the lingering sense of fear, loss, abandonment and being unloved. “You don’t ever stop feeling like a homeless kid,” he says. “Academia calls that ‘trauma.’”
Penn’s Social Justice Research Academy for High School Students: Life Lessons for Tackling Tough Topics
July 26, 2017
For three weeks in July, the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Justice Research Academy offered 65 high school students from around the world intensive lessons in understanding contemporary social issues.
Penn’s Netter Center Expands Global Impact and Outreach
July 25, 2017
A university-wide center at the University of Pennsylvania is playing a leading role in how higher-education institutions can guide democratic principles and serve as anchors of community-engagement around the world.
Penn Researcher Studies Immigrant-Native Relations in Philadelphia and Atlanta
July 24, 2017
Research by Michael Jones-Correa might aptly adopt the title of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
Penn Sociologist Examines Complex World of Diagnosing Mental Illness
July 17, 2017
In a new book, out this month, a University of Pennsylvania sociology professor addresses the complex subject of the accurate classification and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Penn’s Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy Project to Launch New Training Program
July 14, 2017
Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, or AISP, a joint effort between the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and Graduate School of Education, will launch a training and technical assistance program for state and local governments interested in developing integrated data systems, or IDS.
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.
Penn’s Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen Named to Commission Marking Nation’s 250th Anniversary
July 5, 2017
Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and David L. Cohen, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees and senior executive vice president of Comcast Corporation, are among 16 private citizens named to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, which will plan for the 250th anniversary in 2026 of American independence.
Rising Above Adversity, Penn Graduate Finds Calling as a Philadelphia Teacher
June 28, 2017
The journey for Dominiqué Bynoe-Sullivan to become a teacher has been challenging, from her home in Brooklyn to a high school in Harlem to the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she initially focused on becoming a physician, pursuing a major in microbiology. But during her sophomore year she changed direction, working with faculty to choose a major in public health, with a minor in urban education. “I loved it,” she says. “I realized I really wanted to be a teacher.”