Student Archive

  • Researchers across Penn Arts and Sciences are learning from and in Philadelphia.

  • Undergraduates dig into archival records to reframe Penn’s historical ties to slavery.

  • The Penn Arts and Sciences Professional Women’s Alliance connects female students and recent graduates with accomplished alumnae for mentorship and career exploration.

  • Galápagos sea lions and the 8,000 residents of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island, often compete for space on local beaches and along the waterfront.

  • Fernando Rojo, C’18, aims to empower artisans across Latin America through his company, PATOS.

  • Madeleine Andrews, C’18, a 2018 Dean’s scholar who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, spent two months in summer 2017 in the Argentinian rainforest, where she worked as a research intern with the Owl Monkey Project in the province of Formosa.

  • Christopher D’Urso, C’18, MPA’18, is an expert in the whack-a-mole-like work of consumer protection.

  • Shortly after Jana Korn, C’18, arrived in Santiago, Chile, for a semester abroad, she learned to navigate Santiago’s heavily used public transportation system.

  • Malkia Okech, C’19, has been interested in ancient Egypt for as long as she can remember. She recalls childhood books aplenty on mummies, the pyramids, and the mystery of ancient civilizations.

  • Kate Dorsch is interested in aliens— but not really. Instead, she studies what different people, from so-called experts to everyday observers, say about reported UFO sightings in the Cold War era.

  • Thanks to a fellowship with the International Leadership Foundation (ILF), Louis Lin, C’20, spent the summer in Washington, D.C.

  • Alisa Feldman, C’18, spent 13 years in Jewish day school before attending Penn, but never dreamed she would spend the summer before her senior year studying in vitro fertilization (IVF) practices in Israel.

  • When people put sustainability into action, they quickly realize that it is a cultural practice, distinct from country to country.

  • Faculty and students are pursuing a range of new multidisciplinary initiatives thanks to two special funds established by Penn Arts and Sciences.

  • Be sure to visit OMNIA online for exclusive multimedia content that covers all aspects of Penn Arts and Sciences research, including faculty, students, alumni, and events. Below is just a small sampling of recent highlights.

  • Malkia Okech, C’19, uses digital technology to gain insight into ancient civilizations.

  • Robyn Barrow, doctoral candidate in history of art, turns centuries-old objects into 3-D models.

  • A summer research seminar by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) allowed students to conduct research on Philadelphia's waterways and collaborate with community partners.

  • Sonari Chidi, C’20, uses film to put a human face on the need for social change.

  • Nia Kaudo, C’18, explores the 20th-century policies that have led to mass incarceration in the U.S. and Brazil.

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