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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.
September 3, 2019
Massive turnout for 2019's inaugural BFS event.
BFS rafting trip
September 3, 2019
River Rafting Recap!
August 23, 2019
Dear CURF Friends and Family: As the new Executive Director for CURF, I am delighted to welcome you home to Penn! I hope you all have had wonderful summers and are ready to embark on the wonders that await you in the 2019-20 academic year. We in CURF look forward to being your partners in navigating new and engaging opportunities to grow intellectually, civically, and socially this year. I hope to meet you all at our annual CURF Research Expo on September 11, from 5:00-6:30 pm in the Hall of Flags. The Expo features the summer research of over 300 Penn undergraduates who worked with faculty in all 12 Penn schools. I know that you have all been given advice from a myriad of sources on how to make the most of your college experience. Here, I will share my reflections about navigating four years at Penn. Enjoy!
Srinidhi Ramakrishna
July 24, 2019
Rising sophomore Srinidhi Ramakrishna is gaining marketing experience at Philadelphia nonprofit ArtWell through a Summer Humanities internship.
Wide view of CURF research expo
July 23, 2019
On Wednesday, September 11 from 5:00-6:30pm in Houston Hall's Hall of Flags, join over 250 undergraduate researchers at our annual poster session! Click through for more information about this exciting upcoming event.
Darby Levin doing fieldwork
July 10, 2019
Earth and environmental science seniors conduct year-long investigations on topics from fish fossils to wildfires.
Dr. Punt oversees students' work
June 24, 2019
Working under the supervision of Penn scientists Jennifer Punt and John Wagner, undergraduate students are doing more than just honing their scientific technique; they’re advancing the field of canine immunology.
May 30, 2019
Forty-one Penn students and alumni have been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. These students and alumni were selected from over 12,000 applications nationwide. We congratulate these students, who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their research, as well as the faculty mentors who have provided them with guidance and support along the way.
Composite of Research and Fellowships recipients
May 8, 2019
Last week we collected the recipients of fellowships and research grants and took some photos! If you were in attendance, or if you want to spread the good news about our recipients, click through to see links to photosets.
Alison and Ben, Yenching recipients
May 2, 2019
Two alumni of the University of Pennsylvania, Alison McFarland (COL ’18) and Ben Griffiths (COL/WH ’17), have been selected as Yenching Scholars in the fifth cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University, the second and third from Penn since the program’s inception. They will join approximately 125 outstanding young scholars from more than 40 countries to enroll in an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies this September.
Composite of Fulbright Recipients
May 1, 2019
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) wishes to heartily congratulate Penn students and alums who have been offered Fulbright grants for the 2019-2020 academic year. This list will be updated as we hear back from host countries over the next several months.

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