- 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.
- 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
- Jul 27 9:14AM
- Penn Hosts New Forerunner International Student Pre-orientation Program in China
This summer for the first time, the University of Pennsylvania launched an international student pre-orientation program in China for new students from China.
Penn welcomes over 6,000 international students, scholars and visiting faculty from all over the world each year. Students from China make up roughly 30 percent of the international students at Penn, which is the largest international student population on campus.
Organized by Penn Global and International Student and Scholar Services, the Forerunner 2015 program targeted the specific needs of Chinese students and their families. Held at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing, more than150 students and parents participated during the two day-long sessions that offered advice from current Penn students, Chinese alumni, a Penn parent, faculty and staff. In addition to the schools and centers, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association at Penn and Penn’s Graduate and Professional Student Assembly also ... Read More