Student Archive

  • Osman Balkan, GR’16, studies the clash between immigrants’ traditional burial rites and state policy.

  • Bill Shore, C’77, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, and Laura Sorice, C’16.

  • Two college seniors are headed for Oxford University after graduation.

  • Michael Lobman, C'17, the 2015-16 Penn Plays Fellowship Winner for his original play "Mirrors," discusses writing for theatre versus screenwriting.

  • From heart valves to vapor deposition, Sharika Bamezai, C'18, and Eric Chen, C'18, ENG'17, present their research at the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibit.

  • VIPER scholar David Lim, C’16, E’16, is looking for ways to make computers work better.

  • Penn-in-Cannes Program Inspires Adventurous Scholarship

  • The Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities bridges disciplines

  • John Tellis, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, was one of three winners of the 2015 Reaxys Ph.D. Prize, given at an annual symposium held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Sponsored by Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, the Reaxys prize recognizes innovative and original research in chemistry, with an emphasis on synthesis. The prize is the world’s most prestigious award for young chemists; the 2015 winners were chosen from a field of almost 450 entrants.

  • Ruby O’Lexy, biology graduate student, is studying how plants deal with agricultural stresses like heavy metal toxicity.

  • Ashlin Oglesby-Neal, political science and criminology major, immerses herself in the culture of San Juan La Laguna.

  • Economics Ph.D. candidate Yanhao Wei is researching the concept of "social credit scoring."

  • Dee Luo, C'16, pushes the limits of personalized medicine.

  • History of Art doctoral candidate Heather Hughes is using the Dreesmann Fellowship at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to study 17th-century costume prints—and get a head start on curating.

  • Featured below is a sample of talks from this year's 60-Second Slam, a annual lecture-off held during Penn's Alumni Weekend. This month's featured lectures include:


  • Amy Summer and Kurt Koehler, student interns sponsored by the Center for the Advanced Study of India, blog about their experiences.

  • Featured below is a sample of talks from this year's 60-Second Slam, a annual lecture-off held during Penn's Alumni Weekend. This month's featured lectures include:

  • Each spring, Penn Arts and Sciences names 20 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually at the Levin Family Dean’s Forum to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Deqa Farah, C’15, International Relations

    Xingting Gong, C’15, Mathematics and Physics

  • Shadrack Frimpong, C’15, has been chosen as one of five undergraduates to receive the first annual President’s Engagement Prizes, awarded to Penn students to design and undertake fully funded local, national, or global engagement projects during the year after they graduate. Frimpong will receive $50,000 for living expenses and as much as $100,000 for project implementation expenses to establish a girls’ school and medical clinic in Ghana. The prizes have been generously supported by University Trustee Judith Bollinger, WG’81, PAR’14, and William G.

  • New center lets students get hands-on with Penn Museum’s vast collection