Student Archive

  • Ph.D. candidate Phoebe Ho and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, GR’14, examine whether social class affects immigrants’ involvement in their children’s education.

  • Zachary Sheldon, C’19, designed an experiment to study sensory feedback mechanisms in zebra finches.

  • We look back on our favorite arts and sciences stories of 2017.

  • Penn students share their plans and wishes for winter break.

  • Ph.D. candidate Hajer Al-Faham explores Islamophobia’s effects on Muslim American politics.

  • The College Cognoscenti give prospective students and parents the inside story on what it’s like to be a student here.

  • Professor Charles Bernstein and Ph.D. student Chris Mustazza from the Department of English discuss PennSound—the world's largest online poetry archive, founded in 2003.

  • Leslie Jones, GR’18, on the intersection of Black feminism and social media.

  • Penn hosts the inaugural Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • Laurie Allen, Director for Digital Scholarship at Penn Libraries, and Penn's Price Lab for Digital Humanities are helping to immortalize the public art and history project.

  • Through an Arts and Sciences grant, undergrads produced documentary and virtual-reality films with residents of the Kakuma Refugee Camp.

  • Rachel Ellis, GR’17, researches religion and the prison experience. Her paper, “‘You’re Not Serving Time, You’re Serving Christ’: Neoliberal Religious Messages in the Shadow of Mass Incarceration,” received the 2017 Best Student Paper Award from the Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association.

  • Erynn Johnson, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth and Environmental Science, models Mesozoic Era shells using mathematic formulas and 3-D printing, to see if predators had an effect on their evolution. She’s conducting her research in the lab of Lauren Sallan, Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • Julia Spandorfer, C’17, suggests that critical feedback makes a measurable contribution to childhood learning and willingness to take intellectual risks. Her senior thesis, “How Can I Improve?: Character Strengths and Openness to Negative Feedback in Childhood,” researches children’s openness to critical feedback.

  • Hannah Fagin, C’17, won the History Department’s Thomas C. Cochran Prize for the best Honors thesis in American history for “A Long, Hot Summer: The 1964 Columbia Avenue Race Riot and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia.”

  • New grant initiatives have Penn Arts and Sciences faculty and students engaging with each other and the rest of the world.

  • Move-In Day for freshmen in the Integrated Studies Program was the beginning of a year of living and learning together.


  • A café in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Tshay Williams, C’17, and Madison Dawkins, C'19, discuss their experience at Penn and their future plans.

  • Velay Fellow Grace Ringlein, C'20, discusses her work on the Dark Energy Survey at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Open House and Research Expo.

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