- Nov 22 4:59PM
- Penn Senior Jennifer Hebert Wins Rhodes Scholarship
University of Pennsylvania senior Jennifer (Jenna) Hebert from Pittsburgh, Pa., has won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England.
Hebert will graduate in May 2016 from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in the biological basis of behavior. Hebert’s senior honors thesis focuses on the effects of nicotine and stress on neural circuitry. She has published in Frontiers in Neuroscience and presented at the Society for Neuroscience’s conference. She has had a seat on the first varsity boat on the Penn Women’s Rowing Team since her freshman year and competed on the U.S. National Rowing Team.
- Nov 17 2:28PM
- Penn Helps Secure World Heritage City Designation for Philadelphia
The Organization of World Heritage Cities has voted to name Philadelphia as a World Heritage City. With the announcement, Philadelphia became the first American city to join an elite group that includes Paris, Cairo and Jerusalem.
The idea to have Philadelphia named a World Heritage City was first sparked by a casual conversation in 2012 between Richard Hodges, former director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and John F. Smith III, chair of the Global Philadelphia Association.
The Association developed a bid and led a successful two-year effort with the input of city government, business and community leaders including representatives of the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn President Amy Gutmann serves on the board of the Philadelphia World Heritage Committee, which led the effort to petition the Organization of World Heritage Cities for the honor. David Brownlee, professor in ... Read More
- Nov 6 3:18PM
- Perry World House: Building a New Hub for Penn’s Growing International Activities
Slated to open in the spring, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House will be a hub for Penn’s growing international activities, anchoring its global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating cutting-edge strategic partnerships abroad.
Construction, which began in 2014, on the new 17,400-square-foot, $18.95-million project is approximately 40 percent complete and being overseen by construction manager Daniel J. Keating Company. The “topping off,” in which a crane secured the uppermost beam atop the building’s frame, signifying the completion of the structural phase of the building, took place in July. By the start of the current academic year, the design form was visible.
While awaiting the completion of the physical facility, the House leadership is engaged in its programmatic agenda.