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February 1, 2019
Anea sits down with us in the Fireside Lounge to talk about the road to the Rhodes and her plans for her future.
BFS Trivia Night Jan 2019
January 30, 2019
On January 29, 2019, five teams comprised of BFS students battled their way through several intense rounds of trivia.
January 30, 2019
Senior WenTao Zhang, a Joseph Wharton Scholar, won Penn's prestigious Y-Prize competition, along with his three teammates.
December 19, 2018
Presidential Engagement Prize winners Peter Wang Hjemdahl and Svanika Balasubramanian continue the transformative work of their winning project, rePurpose. rePurpose facilitates the development of greater awareness about consumer activity and waste management in India.
December 19, 2018
Professor Diana Robertson was recently named one of the top 50 undergraduate business instructors by Poets and Quants.
December 19, 2018
"August Wilson and Beyond" nurtures a space for dialogue and learning in the classroom on campus and at Sayre High School in West Philadelphia.
Schwarzman Scholars logo
December 4, 2018
Three Penn students have been awarded Schwarzman Scholarships, which will fund a year of graduate study leading to a master’s degree in global affairs at China’s Tsinghua University for each of them. They are seniors Adedotun Adejare of Albrightsville, Pa., and Johnathan Chen of Shanghai and graduate student Zhongyuan Zeng of Beijing.
December 4, 2018
Theodore Caputi has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study at any university in the United Kingdom. He is the 15th Marshall Scholar from Penn.
December 3, 2018
In 2016, Penn senior and Biological Basis of Behavior major Kriya Patel was one of the second annual cohort of President’s Engagement Prize recipients. The University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prizes are awarded to “academically excellent and civically engaged” Penn seniors for the implementation of projects that aim to transform the lives of others during the first year after they graduate from Penn. The recipients thereby exemplify the Penn tradition of “doing well by doing good.” Patel used her prize to launch a healthcare reentry program at Riverside Correctional Facility, a Philadelphia women’s jail. Two years later, CURF Fellow Kathryn Morgan reached out to Kriya to follow up on her fellowship experience and the path it set her on. Kriya responded candidly about the unexpected challenges she faced, the importance of her Penn mentors, and her continued determination to do good in the world through expanding access to healthcare.
November 28, 2018
Emily Zinselmeier sits down with CURF in the Fireside Lounge to explain why the Thouron was the award for her, what she'll be studying in the United Kingdom, and why others on the fence should move forward with their fellowship applications.
November 28, 2018
University of Pennsylvania senior Adamseged Abebe of Gondar, Ethiopia, has been awarded an inaugural Global Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is one of two chosen from countries around the world for the new honor, which allows exceptional students who are from countries not historically eligible.
Aminata Sy at the State Department
November 26, 2018
Aminata Sy (LPS '19) has been named to the 2019 class of Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellows, which supports winners through two years of graduate school as well as entry into the Foreign Service corps.
Anea Moore
November 18, 2018
Anea Moore has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Moore is majoring in sociology and urban studies with a concentration in law and a minor in Africana studies. A first-generation, low-income (FGLI) student, she has become an advocate for the Penn First community, creating a student-focused program housed at the Greenfield Intercultural Center that provides additional resources to more than 1,000 FGLI students.
November 14, 2018
Truman Scholar Adam Cohen walks us through his experience applying to and receiving the Truman Scholarship, what he learned, and why he'd put himself through that process again.
October 31, 2018
Anea sits down with us in the Fireside Lounge to discuss her ambitions of creating education reform in her home city of Philadelphia and what advice she has for other first-generation low-income students considering applying for prestigious fellowships.
October 18, 2018
Professors Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman led the inaugural BFS Masterclass on October 3rd with an overview of their current project, the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, followed a lively Q & A session about their work and research in general.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 21, 2018
University Scholar Malkia Okech (COL '19) publishes her experiences doing fieldwork in Armenia on the new Open Archaeology web site!
June 20, 2018
Click through to watch our video interview with Kate Sohn, who will be conducting research on breast cancer survivorship in South Korea this fall. Sohn shares her hopes for contributing meaningful research, and indulging in some delicious Korean street food, as a Fulbright recipient--and offers insights into the application process.
June 6, 2018
In this interview, first-generation student, English major & now Google employee Mabel Oviedo shares her insights into the unsung benefits of the Fulbright ETA experience, from broadening her worldview and clarifying her skills and values to providing talking points in interviews with major companies.
May 29, 2018
Click through to watch our video interview with Zikri Jaafar, Rhodes Scholar of Malaysia. Hear his thoughts on the fellowship process, the opportunities he's had that he hopes to extend to others, and his inspiring take on the meaning of leadership.