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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience

Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 July 31, 2015

Penn Hosts New Forerunner International Student Pre-orientation Program in China

This summer for the first time, the University of Pennsylvania launched an international student pre-orientation program in China for new students from China.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 24, 2015

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 14, 2015

Penn Rising Senior Mary Sun Takes On Life’s Challenges in Stride

Dealing with the difficulties of family illnesses and financial problems inspired Mary Sun to study medicine and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 23, 2015

Serendipitous Path Opens Doors to an Education at Penn

Jason Morgan held a variety of jobs through his 30s, but it was a job lay-off during the economic downturn that led him to the University of Pennsylvania

In 2009, Morgan lost his job as a wedding photographer but soon found a job as a clerk at a restaurant on the Penn campus.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539June 16, 2015

PennDesign's Barnett Argues for Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs in New Book

As the global population grows and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our planet.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 3, 2015

Penn Researchers Home in on What's Wearing Out T Cells

Sometimes even cells get tired. When the T cells of your immune system are forced to deal over time with cancer or a chronic infection such as HIV or hepatitis C, they can develop "T cell exhaustion," becoming less effective and losing their ability to attack and destroy the invaders of the body.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 19, 2015

Penn Students Share Stories Through Rap Music

For members of the Korean rap group Klass, expressing themselves through their music is empowering them to learn new skills and inspiring them to pursue their passions.

When the group’s founder James An, was 10, his family moved from Gwangmyeong-Si, South Korea, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and as he was adapting to life in Canada he would emulate rap performers such as Eminem.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539May 15, 2015

Penn School of Design’s Christopher Marcinkoski Wins Rome Prize Winner

Christopher Marcinkoski, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship.

Marcinkoski is among 29 winners of the 2015-16 Rome Prize Fellowship.