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Penn Senior’s Nonprofit Global Youth United Is a Catalyst for Social Change

Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.

Penn Team Wins the 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

November 25, 2014

A team from the University of Pennsylvania has been named the winner of the fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition hosted by the City of Philadelphia. The winning team, Elizabeth Farwell and Alounso Gilzene, are both students in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

Penn Research Shows Way to Design ‘Digital’ Metamaterials

November 24, 2014

Figuring out the necessary composition and internal structure to create the unusual properties of metamaterials is a challenge but new research, borrowing concepts from binary computing, presents a way of simplifying things.

Botswana Internship Inspires Penn Senior to Start a Happiness Blog

November 21, 2014

University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”

Penn in the News

A Response to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Dashboard

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral students Andrés Castro Samayoa, Thai-Huy Nguyen, Felecia Commodore, William Boland of the Graduate School of Education write about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Data Dashboard.


November 26, 2014 | TheHill.com
Polarizing Foods

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on food aversions.


November 26, 2014 | Slate.com
Obama’s Muted Ferguson Response Reflects His Limited Options

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses President Obama’s response to Ferguson.


November 25, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
Moonlighting No Help to Americans Seeking to Buy a Home

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School says, “We have a lot of young, creditworthy families who are being kept out of the market.”


November 25, 2014 | Bloomberg
Video: Dr. Camille Charles Talks Ferguson Fallout

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses developments in Ferguson, Mo., and race relations.


November 25, 2014 | WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

MULTIMEDIA

  • Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Last March, an interdisciplinary team of Penn undergraduate students beat out 11,000 applicants worldwide to be named one of six regional winners of the Hult Prize, a $1 million challenge inviting university students to create a start-up addressing global issues.

  • Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Photographer and multimedia artist Brent Wahl sometimes finds inspiration for his work just by walking around the city. Often comprised of “collected” and staged objects, his work includes items that he’s found in various sites that are potentially loaded with meaning—from empty lots and construction sites to the side of the road.

  • Penn Center for Innovation Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

    Penn Center for Innovation Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

    On Nov. 17, University President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership, and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how, and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.

  • ADL Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann

    ADL Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann

    At an evening gala on Nov. 12, the Anti-Defamation League honored Penn President Amy Gutmann and the University of Pennsylvania with the Americanism Award for the 2014 partnership between ADL and the University.

  • Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated wide-ranging accomplishments in integrating sustainability into coursework as well as campus planning, design and operations.

  • Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    When Dorothy Roberts was 3 months old, she moved with her parents from Chicago to Liberia, where her mother, Iris, had worked as a young woman after leaving Jamaica.

  • Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

    Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

    Speaking to a gathering of 1,400 guests at the Liberty Medal ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Penn President Amy Gutmann praised 17-year-old Medal recipient Malala Yousafzai, “for her powerful force for good on our planet."

  • 2014 Silfen Forum

    Celebrating Innovation at Penn

    On Friday, Oct. 31, Penn President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, welcomed more than 750 Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends, as well as members of the region’s business and tech community to the “Celebration of Innovation at Penn,”

  • ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted the second annual “Best Friends Bash” for 15 of their craniofacial patients.

  • Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

    Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

    Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

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