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Irwin Arieff, 1968
March 30, 2020
This profile comes from Irwin Arieff, a BFS alumnus who has spent his life reporting on international politics. Read Irwin's words here!
Four recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship
March 27, 2020
Four juniors at the University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides scholarships of as much as $7,500 to undergraduate students interested in pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Each year Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) nominates four students for the award and provides advising. The 2020 Goldwater Scholars from Penn are Regina Fairbanks from Broomall, Pennsylvania; Samuel Goldstein from Jacksonville, Florida; Adam Konkol from Union Beach, New Jersey; and Shreya Parchure, from Fremont, California.
Jennifer Prah Ruger
March 26, 2020
Professor Jennifer Prah Ruger sat down with Penn Today to discuss the relevance of health equity during the coronavirus pandemic.
February 22, 2020
As a participant in the Fulbright-García Robles Binational Internship, Mark will be paired with a company or NGO and study international business at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. A graduate of the Huntsman Program, Mark majored in International Studies and minoredin Latin American and Latino Studies in the College; he also concentrated in Statistics and Business Economics and Public Policy in Wharton. On campus, Mark served as president of 180 Degrees Consulting, performing social impact projects for both domestic and overseas clients. After his Fulbright experience, Mark plans to pursue a graduate degree and career in the field of international development.
Penn announces seven Thouron Scholars for 2020. From left, top: senior Daniel Brennan, 2018 grad Braden Cordivari, 2019 grad Gregory Forkin, and senior Natasha Menon. Bottom: senior Robert Subtirelu, senior Zachary Whitlock, and 2018 grad Maia Yoshida
February 18, 2020
Four University of Pennsylvania seniors and three recent alumni have won a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition for as long as two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree there. Established in 1960 and supported with gifts by the late John Thouron and his wife, Esther du Pont Thouron, the Thouron Award is a graduate exchange program between Penn and U.K. universities that aims to improve understanding and relations between the two countries.
February 4, 2020
Tiberiu Mihaila was named a US Fulbright Finalist in the 2019 application cycle. He is currently using his Fulbright Award to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Berlin, Germany, where he is using and developing optical nanoscopy methods to answer fundamental questions about protein aggregation. Tiberu completed the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Program, and he loves discovering the intricate mechanisms that make life work (or fail). His favorite thing at Penn was spending time in the Petersson lab in the Department of Chemistry and the Lee lab at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research where he worked on projects investigating aberrant protein folding in neurodegenerative diseases. Upon returning to the U.S., he will continue doing what he loves, as he will begin an MD/PhD program.
Srinivas Mandyam
January 30, 2020
University of Pennsylvania senior Srinivas Mandyam of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship for one year of graduate research study at the University of Cambridge in England.
Shirin Vetry
January 6, 2020
An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Shirin Vetry (COL ’18), has been selected as a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellow. The Pickering Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Jennifer Prah Ruger
December 13, 2019
Professor Prah Ruger teaches the BFS Seminar Global Health Justice and Governance
Penn’s new Marshall Scholars are 2018 graduate Erin Hartman (left) and senior Christina Steele.
December 9, 2019
University of Pennsylvania senior Christina Steele and 2018 graduate Erin Hartman have been named Marshall Scholars. Established by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in any field at an institution in the United Kingdom.
Left to Right: senior Andrew Howard, master's student Zinan Chen, and 2017 graduate Malik Abdul Majeed
December 5, 2019
University of Pennsylvania senior Andrew Howard and alumnus Malik Abdul Majeed from The Wharton School, and master’s student Zinan Chen in the Graduate School of Education were chosen to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Nurul Ezzaty BInti Hasbullah and Stephen Damianos, Rhodes Scholars.
November 24, 2019
Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah (COL '20) and Stephen Damianos (COL '19) have been named Penn's 29th and 30th Rhodes Scholars.
Angela Schmitt
October 31, 2019
Students meet a hawk before embarking on their trip.
October 24, 2019
Chloe Gong
October 8, 2019
BFS's Chloe Gong has been featured in Penn Today; she is publishing her first book!
Jordan Williams
October 2, 2019
Wharton student, Jordan Williams, is featured as 34th Street's ego of the week!
Stephanie Wu
September 11, 2019
Read about Stephanie's childhood, passions, and engagement at Penn and Beyond in her interview with 34th St.

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