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Psychology Professor Angela Duckworth to Give Penn’s 2017 Baccalaureate Address
April 13, 2017
Angela Duckworth, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the Baccalaureate Ceremony address during Penn’s 2017 Commencement.
Penn GSE Student Faced Failure Before Finding Success Through Education
April 4, 2017
With a grade point average hovering below 1.0, Larry McDaniel Jr. tried and failed at community college, dismissed on four separate occasions. Now a master’s student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, McDaniel says his progress was part of a long, difficult and emotional journey.
GSE Students Teach English in Penn Communities Through PEDAL Program
March 17, 2017
The room is packed. The 24 adults seated in the class, from at least a dozen countries, are each connected to someone at the University of Pennsylvania. They are here to learn to speak English, free of charge. The teacher is a student herself, in the second year of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages master’s program in Penn’s Graduate School of Education. Assisting her are four first-year Penn GSE students, all volunteers.
Penn Undergrad from West Philly Helps Others Achieve College Access
March 15, 2017
Glen Casey, a senior urban studies major in the School of Arts & Sciences, has built a long-term relationship with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and helps other young people from similar backgrounds to access higher-education opportunities.
Penn GSE Student Helps Local Immigrants and Refugees Learn English
January 18, 2017
​​​​​​​A student at Penn's Graduate School of Education, Anne Pyzocha taught English to refugees at a nonproft in Center City Philadelphia during Winter Break. Pyzocha will continue her volunteer teaching at HIAS Pennsylvania throughout the spring semester as part of a final academic project before earning her master's degree. 
Organizational Structure Creates Valuable Social Connections, Penn Research Shows
January 5, 2017
Organizational structure can create valuable social connections for participants but only when done properly, according to Amanda Barrett Cox of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School of Education.
Penn Doctoral Students and Postdoc Appointed Health Policy Research Scholars
September 26, 2016
Two doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania were selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as inaugural Health Policy Research Scholars. They are Jasmine L. Blanks Jones and Sondra Calhoun. 
New Photo Exhibition at Penn Features Historically Black Colleges and Universities
September 2, 2016
The Burrison Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania will open a new exhibition Thursday, Sept. 8, featuring the photography of Penn alumnus Andrew Feiler, a 1984 Wharton graduate. The exhibition features photographs that depict Morris Brown College, one of the 105 historically black colleges and universities. Morris Brown was originally established in 1881 and was all but shut down in 2002 after years of fiscal hardship and a high-profile mismanagement scandal.
Penn Experts Aid Grade School Teachers in Confronting Islamophobia in the Classroom
August 29, 2016
Blending interdisciplinary work with community engagement, two professors from the University of Pennsylvania are working with grade school teachers to address misconceptions and fears about Islam, as well as issues impacting students from Muslim communities. 
Penn GSE Faculty, Fulbright Fellow Helps Transform Higher Education in India
July 7, 2016
Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a newly appointed Fulbright Scholar, is changing India’s educational systems through partnerships and research.