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    • Aug 3 12:16PM
    • Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience
    • Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

      Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.

      In high school history class, learning about the former Soviet Union intensified her interest in the region’s politics, culture and lifestyle.

      A rising junior majoring in international relations and minoring in Russian language, Lupion is focusing on the former Soviet Union and satellite states.

      In the summers of 2013 and 2014, she studied Russian in Kazan, Russia, and Tbilisi, Georgia, through language scholarships from the United States Department of State.

      This summer, through an Independent International Internship Program grant from Penn Abroad, she interned at a non-profit organization in Warsaw, Poland.

      “I ... Read More

    • Aug 3 2:14PM
    • PennDesign Team announced as the 1st Prize Winner for Vertical Cities International Design Competition
    • Over the course of the summer, six PennDesign students developed two alternate proposals as submittals for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition, an event organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the World Future Foundation. The competition asked design students from 10 select universities around the world to speculate on future configurations of urban form at a density of no less than 100,000 people per square kilometer. The prompt called for a new city district on the site of the former Paya Lebar Air Base located in Singapore where the thematic concept "Everyone Contributes" would be answered through the students' schemes. 

      Team A from PennDesign (Joseph Rosenberg, Daniel Lau, and Lindsay L Rule) presented THE THIRD RESERVE, a project that transforms the underutilized, undeveloped land in Northeast Singapore into a new reserve where parcels are intensely programmed ... Read More