Student Archive

  • Over the past two decades, MES has championed a multidisciplinary approach to environmental work and research and has trained leaders in the field today.

  • Searches are underway at Penn Arts and Sciences to recruit at least three new tenure-track faculty who combine humanistic studies with environmental themes over the next three years. These faculty positions will allow the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) to build a curriculum in environmental humanities and implement a graduate certificate and minor for undergraduates.

  • Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Ph.D. Candidate Sam Holzman finds a new type of music in Phrygian society.

  • Julia Chatterjee, C'17, draws comparisons between two historical texts to shed light on the interpretation of dreams in ancient societies.

  • A thriving Native American language program makes Penn a Quechua hub.

  • Yann Pfitzer, C‘19, ENG'19, describes the impact of climate change on ocean phytoplankton.

  • Participants discuss the intense, weeklong course of study aimed at expanding students’ intellectual horizons and preparing them for life on campus and in the classroom.

  • Velay Fellow Paulina Destarac, C'19, discusses her "Dark Energy Survey" project at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Open House and Research Expo.

  • Sophie Bodek (Earth and Environmental Science, C'18) spent the summer conducting research on the chipping and fragmentation of rocks with Professor Jerolmack in Penn's Sediment Dynamics Laboratory.

  • Tina Irvine, a doctoral candidate in history, authors an op-ed drawing parallels between what she calls Trump’s xenophobia and the nativism of earlier periods.

  • This past spring, members of the first graduating class in Penn’s Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) presented their capstone research and design projects. VIPER was created in 2012 to educate innovators who could lead the search for practical and sustainable ways to produce energy.

  • As seniors, visual studies majors distill all they’ve learned into a capstone project.

  • Bianca Reo Charbonneau, Ph.D. candidate in biology, studies how sand dunes protect the Jersey coast.

  • Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. sociology student, examines how organizations develop loyalty in participants.

  • Fresh out of Penn, Nicolas Garcia, C’16, is running for the Florida State House.

  • Before last summer, Suneil Parimoo, C’16, W’16, had never worked on partial differential equations (PDEs). But that didn’t stop the recent graduate from spending eight weeks on one such problem at a Math REU, or Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

  • Students from the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management share their capstone presentations with the research sector.

  • The word “translation” comes from the Latin for “bearing across”—a bridge from one language to another. But a look at Penn’s student-run magazine DoubleSpeak reveals it can also mean much more than that.

    DoubleSpeak features original translations of poetry and essays about translation, culture, and bilingualism. It was launched in 2011 by a group of undergraduates led by Ross Karlan, C’14.

  • Over 100 third- and fourth-graders from the Cornerstone Christian Academy and Beulah Baptist Christian Day School spent a morning on the Penn campus “judging” hands-on science activities developed by students at Penn, including undergraduate Biological Basis of Behavior (BBB) program majors and graduate students in

  • Emma Harrison, a doctoral candidate in earth and environmental science, examines the role of these natural excavators in topsoil stability.