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Recent News

On the Water in Philadelphia
October 1, 2018
A summer research seminar by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) and funded by the Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant allowed students to conduct research on Philadelphia's waterways and collaborate with community partners.
Meet Sarah Cornelius (COL '18), Truman Scholar
September 17, 2018
Sarah sits down with us in the Fireside Lounge to discuss how her passion for fighting educational inequality led her to the Truman Scholarship and why everyone considering applying has something to gain from the fellowship application process.
Puabi's Ever-Evolving Diadems
August 27, 2018
Rising senior Idil Demirdag, a psychology major from Istanbul, just completed 11 weeks working in marketing and communications at the Penn Museum through the Summer Humanities Internship Program. In a blog post, she explores the history of Queen Puabi’s lapis lazuli and gold diadems, now on display in the new Middle East Galleries.
David Thai (COL '18), Fulbright ETA Recipient
August 17, 2018
David sits down with us in the Fireside Lounge to discuss his upcoming Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award in Vietnam, as well as his experiences as a FGLI (First Generation/Low Income) student at Penn.
Dan Goldstern reflects on the Schwarzman Scholars program
July 23, 2018
After graduating from Penn in 2013, Daniel Goldstern sought out, and landed, a job in investment banking. A political science major with a love of philosophy, Dan was determined to bring these interests into his professional life. He pursued real estate development in New York City before enrolling in the inaugural (2016-17) class of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The diverse community of peers and ideas Dan found there gave him the space and perspective to assess where he could best enact meaningful change in his own community. Dan returned to NYC in 2017 to take up a role as a policy advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development. CURF Fellow Kathryn Morgan caught up with Dan in May 2018, as concerns about an impending ‘trade war’ between the US and China were on the rise. Dan spoke thoughtfully about what he gained by pursuing a graduate degree in China, his decision to transition from the private to the public sector, and what the Schwarzman experience has meant to him, personally and professionally.