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Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars
January 11, 2016
Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program. 
Penn Attracts International Students and Those Who Study Abroad
January 6, 2016
For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education.
First-generation Alumna Strengthens ‘Penn First,’ Seeks Volunteer Mentors
January 4, 2016
Looking back at her undergraduate days, University of Pennsylvania alumna Leanne Pyott Huebner, who represents the first generation in her family to attend college, remembers feeling “differently prepared” than her peers.
Kindness, Charitable Behavior Influenced by Amygdala, Penn Research Reveals
December 14, 2015
The amygdala has long been associated with negative behaviors generally, and specifically with fear. New research shows this collection of nuclei can also influence positive social functions like kindness and what might be called charitable giving in humans.
Penn to Host Global Think Tank Innovations Summit
December 9, 2015
WHO:           James McGann, director of the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program; representatives from more than 40 think tanks from around the world; Ric
Gene Pair Plays Crucial Role in Colon Cancer, Penn Vet Team Shows
December 3, 2015
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings.
Penn Senior Adebisi Ogunrinde Wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 23, 2015
Adebisi (Debi) Ogunrinde, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Halifax, Nova Scotia, has won a Rhodes Scholarship.  She is one of 11 recipients from Canada. Ogunrinde will pursue a masters in social anthropology and a masters in public policy at the University of Oxford.
Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships
November 23, 2015
Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.
Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Releases Year-end Giving Guide
November 19, 2015
The  University of Pennsylvania Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its annual free, online 2015 High Impact Year-end Giving Guide outlining some of the most effective giving opportunities.
Penn-led Research Elucidates Genetics Behind Salmonella’s Host Specificity
November 2, 2015
It’s called bird flu for a reason. Particular characteristics about the influenza virus known as H5N1 allow it to primarily affect avifauna, though in some worrying cases the disease has been passed to humans.