- Jan 21 1:39PM
- Seeing The World Through New Penn Summer Abroad Programs
Taught by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, associate professor and undergraduate chair in the Department of History of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, the seven-day Penn-in-Havana program explores the region’s art and architecture. The class will visit galleries, museums and the international art festival, the Havana Biennal. Students will also have an opportunity to meet and speak with local artists.
“Because we only have a week on the island, the itinerary will be non-stop and should be very exciting for the students who enroll in the class,” says Shaw. “I hope that their time in Cuba inspires them to return to the island again, with family and friends, or perhaps on business if things continue to move forward in a positive way.”
Shaw had been ... Read More
- Jan 15 4:07PM
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Open Doors for Penn Students
blurb:Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.
The South Indian state of Tami Nadu is a long way from rural Clarke County, Virginia.
But for University of Pennsylvania senior Ingrid Heidelberger a visit to Tami Nadum with her family while she was in ... Read More
- Jan 14 12:33PM
- A Baby Tooth Guided Penn Dental Medicine’s Songtao Shi to Stem Cell Insights
One of the keys to Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth.
Since isolating a population of unique stem cells from baby teeth more than a decade ago, Shi, one of the newest faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has gone on to explore the great potential of stem cells as therapeutic agents to address the damaging effects of everything from tooth decay and gum disease to lupus and cancer. In coming to Penn, Shi, professor and chair of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, hopes to foster collaborative research that spans the basic and clinical as he brings the mindset of a trained clinician to the laboratory bench.