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Penn Senior Studies Ancient Inscriptions Documenting Greek God’s Slave ‘Purchases’
September 29, 2017
If the old adage holds true to “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” University of Pennsylvania senior Claudia Kassner will enjoy a long and happy career studying ancient languages and history. She spent last summer in Greece at the archaeological site of Delphi, a major religious destination in the ancient Greek world, examining the manumission epigraphy, inscriptions that document the act of slave owners freeing their slaves.
Thrashed by Hurricane Maria, Monkey Island Tries to Rebuild, Bolstered by Support From Scientific Community
September 27, 2017
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and other international universities are working to save an invaluable scientific resource badly damaged during Hurricane Maria: a population of rhesus macaques living on a remote island, as well as the staff and facilities that support them.
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 Junior Embraces ‘Trial and Error’ of Chemistry Research
September 21, 2017
by Erica Andersen When University of Pennsylvania undergraduate Kyle Kersey wants to describe his research, he finds it difficult to delve into the intricacies of coordination, solubility and steric effects. So he’s settled on a different tactic. “The word I like to use is ‘humbling,’” says Kersey. In the lab, he works to synthesize new radioactive compounds, and the reactions don’t always proceed as planned. In fact, they rarely ever do.
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.
Opera Composed by Penn’s Jay Reise Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Russia
September 20, 2017
Celebrating its 10th year on stage in Russia, an opera composed by University of Pennsylvania music professor Jay Reise will be performed in Moscow’s new Stravinsky Hall this fall. The performances of Reise’s “Rasputin” by Russia’s Helikon Opera company are scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 and will be conducted by Alexander Briger, founder and chief conductor of the Australian World Orchestra.
Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Awarded $22.6 Million NSF Grant
September 18, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter has been awarded a six-year, $22.6 million center grant from the National Science Foundation to support LRSM’s work in cutting-edge materials.
Obsidian Blues Is a New Poetry Chapbook by Penn Professor Herman Beavers
September 18, 2017
The line had been in his head for years: “I can’t stop thinking about corn.” Its meaning was a mystery for Herman Beavers, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Those six words waited more than a decade to come to life. Now that poem, “Hamilton Railroad Station,” is one of 15 in Beavers’ new chapbook, Obsidian Blues, celebrated at the Kelly Writers House. 
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.