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Penn Senior Adrian Lievano to Tackle Water Security in Kenya

Building prosthetic limbs and developing rain-water filtration systems may seem like they have nothing in common. But to Adrian Lievano, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Miami majoring in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, there’s a synergy: In both cases, the user is the designer’s top priority.

University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Truman Scholarship

April 15, 2015

Adam Cohen, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service, wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers and are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.

Penn Men's Basketball Hands Out 2014-15 Season Awards

April 19, 2015 |

The University of Pennsylvania men's basketball program held its annual end-of-season banquet on Sunday, April 19 at the Inn at Penn. During the event, three players received awards.

Donita Brady Appointed Presidential Professor at Penn

April 14, 2015

Donita Brady has been named the seventh Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  She will be Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Penn in the News

5 Researched-based Reasons to Be Kind

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for conducting a study about the effects of writing and hand delivering thank-you notes to people.


April 20, 2015 | Huffington Post
See If You Can Guess Why BuzzFeed Deleted These Three Posts

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “As the distinctions between advertising the news operations continue to blur, we can expect more of these controversies in the future.”


April 20, 2015 | Washington Post
HUD Loan Sales Help HUD More Than Hard-hit Homeowners

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department.


April 20, 2015 | Bloomberg Business
Increased Alumni Giving at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Case of Morgan State University

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education writes about alumni giving at Morgan State University.


April 17, 2015 | Huffington Post
Cancer Nonprofit Aims to Raise More Money, Profile

Robert H. Vonderheide of the Abramson Cancer Center comments on the weakening  federal funding for cancer research.  

April 17, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

MULTIMEDIA

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P

  • City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    Mayor Michael Nutter was a special guest at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s (DPS) spring Commendation Ceremony on April 1. He was there to present Penn with the city’s inaugural Hero of Philadelphia Award.

  • The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    Chopping up rare books and manuscripts does not bother Will Noel, University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and founding director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.

  • ACE to Honor University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann with 2015 Reginald

    ACE Honors President’s Commitment to Diversity

    The American Council on Education (ACE) honored Penn President Amy Gutmann with the 2015 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education.

  • Penn and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Cent

    University Launches Penn Wharton China Center

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing, China on March 10, 2015.

  • Penn President and Penn Libraries host Lea School Students

    Penn President and Penn Libraries Host Lea School Students

    A special visit from West Philadelphia elementary school students to Penn Libraries’ Emancipation Proclamation exhibit complements what the students are learning in their classes about the document.

  •  Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

    Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

    From Harare, Zimbabwe, Rutendo Chigora is a senior double majoring in international relations and political science, and minoring in English. In December, she was awarded one of the two Rhodes Scholarships available to students from Zimbabwe. She will study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

  • PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class epigenetics program at Penn that she says is distinguished by the diverse and relevant expertise of the science faculty associated with it.

  • Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Penn students in the course, Living World in Archaeological Science, offered in the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), have learned about scientific analysis of skeletal rem

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