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Class of 2018 Convocation

The Class of 2018 and transfer students received a rousing Penn welcome on the day before the start of classes.

Led by the Penn Band, more than 2,400 students streamed onto College Green on Aug. 26 for Convocation. The Glee Club and a capella group Off The Beat entertained under multi-colored lights hung outside of College Hall.

Move-in Day for Class of 2018

On Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families arrived at Penn, unloading cars and pushing wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes, and other necessities to their new campus homes.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 21, 2014

Penn Student Assists in Developing an Economic Growth Plan in Guatemala

In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 15, 2014

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 14, 2014

Student Campaign at Penn Spotlights Cultural Resource Centers on Campus

Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660August 13, 2014

Drug-Induced Endoscopy Is Safe for Those With Sleep Apnea, Penn Study Finds

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Researchers from Penn Medicine have developed a safe and effective technique for inducing sleep in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Researchers from Penn Medicine have developed a safe and effective technique for inducing sleep in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 8, 2014

Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

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For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

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Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

The Division of Human Resource’s (HR) “Be in the Know” campaign is a program designed to give Penn faculty and staff better insight into their health status—as well as a $100 incentive, less applicable payroll taxes.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 4, 2014

Senior Michael Steele Helps Integrate Sustainability Into the Classroom at Penn

Michael Steele stayed on the University of Pennsylvania campus this summer pursuing research as one of four students selected to participate in the Penn Green Campu