Camille Z. Charles believes that where you live influences everything that happens to you and sets you up for the rest of your life. Before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1998, Charles, a scholar of racial inequality, was conducting research on minority students at elite universities. She found that those who came from segregated neighborhoods weren’t faring as well academically as their white peers.
With the 2016 United States presidential election race ramping up, experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, or SP2, are analyzing 10 of the nation’s key social justice and policy issues in a project called SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.
Enter this new photo contest today, a collaboration between Penn IUR and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.
In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.
Campus & Community
Penn in the news
Penn’s community engagement, particularly in west Philadelphia, is mentioned.
Anthony DeCurtis of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about rap artist Kanye West and the discussions he provokes in DeCurtis’ pop culture and arts criticism course.
The annual Lego League regional championship held at Penn is highlighted.
Penn is included in a list of colleges and universities highlighting high earnings and low net price for low-income students.
Penn is mentioned as an anchor institution in University City for its contributions to job creation and real estate investment in Philadelphia.