Student Archive

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We spoke with Jeffrey Green, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, about the goals and programming of the new educational hub.

  • A Penn Arts and Sciences grant allows faculty and students to work with impacted communities in Pennsylvania to decrease lead exposure.

  • Rachel Ellis, GR’17, looks at how religious messages shape the experience of incarceration.

  • Penn faculty and students discuss the significance of the 2017 solar eclipse.

  • Multimedia bonus content section for the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of OMNIA magazine.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences alumnae create a network of women to support undergraduate students and recent College graduates.

  • Dean’s Scholar Jaron Ma, C’17, on his wide horizons as a VIPER student.

  • History major Hannah Fagin, C’17, sheds new light on Philadelphia’s Columbia Avenue Race Riot.

  • Joyce’s novel inspires Bloomsday celebrations and creative student work.

  • In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, History of Art graduate students participate in an object-based learning workshop.

  • A Q&A with PORES Director John Lapinski



  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, C’85, was the guest speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, held on May 14. Egan’s most recent novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. She is the author of four other books and numerous stories, and has also received honors for her nonfiction writing.

  • A new course brings together students from divergent disciplines with the hope of finding common ground.

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