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Heather Bromfield

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Some students struggle to understand international TA's

While recitations generally serve as a place for students to get their questions answered about the week’s lecture, Engineering sophomore Geoffrey Vedernikoff did not find this to be the case.

December 7, 2012

Penn faculty and city officials release Violence Against Women report

The report, which was published by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice features 12 agencies who service domestic violence victims. The report addresses their actions and makes recommendations for the groups.

December 4, 2012

GSE helps transform higher education in Kazakhstan

Since 2009, Penn’s Graduate School of Education has been working with Kazakhstani leaders on revamping their higher education system. GSE faculty and staff first advised leaders in anticipation of the opening of Nazerbayev University, which saw its first incoming class in fall 2010.

November 27, 2012

Heather Bromfield | The ins and outs of being an RA

As an RA in a freshman hall, I get to do things like take my floor to Max Brenner for ridiculously tasty desserts — things that my friends in the high rises aren’t so interested in doing with their floormates.

November 27, 2012

Center for High Impact Philanthropy aims for social impact

Housed at the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy was established in 2006 by SP2 Dean Richard Gelles and a group of anonymous Wharton alumni.

November 26, 2012

Actively Moving Forward helps students cope with grief

Each year, roughly a fourth of college students cope with the death of a family member or a close friend.

November 13, 2012

Penn Law students take a break from the books

Established in 1977, the Light Opera Company is a Law School student group which produces, directs and performs a musical comedy every year.

November 12, 2012

Law students fight animal cruelty with pro bono work

The Animal Law Project, which provides its services pro bono, helps prepare memos, draft petitions and conduct legal research in local animal cruelty cases.

November 8, 2012

Fels professor Marjorie Margolies looks back on political career

The former Pennsylvania representative and 1963 College graduate currently co-teaches the “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns” class at the Fels Institute of Government.

October 31, 2012

PhilaSoup event gives micro-grants to local educators

PhilaSoup group of teachers and educators gathered at the Kimmel Center to compete for micro-grants. The grants fund various types of projects so that educators can enhance their teaching.

October 8, 2012

Penn Law professor fights for equality for LGBT community

Penn Law professor Tobias Wolff, who served as LGBT policy chair for the Obama campaign from 2007-08, works towards LGBT equality on Penn’s campus and on a national scale.

October 3, 2012

Program brings positive psychology to the battlefield

Penn professors began developing the program with the army because of the alarming rates of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder

September 26, 2012

Penn students gear up for preceptorials

Registration will be open this weekend for preceptorials, non-credit, non-graded classes that normally meet once or twice a semester.

September 19, 2012

Penn Law unveils Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law

The Center will grapple with issues such as how to cope with enemies who are non-state actors, how to justify the lack of symmetrical risk in warfare in an age when precision weapons are becoming more common and how to tackle cyber threats.

September 11, 2012

Penn Law study shows race-based discrimination in criminal sentencing

Both academics and pundits have speculated for decades that there is race-based discrimination in the criminal justice system. Now, Law School professor David Abrams has finally confirmed this popular notion.

September 5, 2012

College Republicans host new board's first event

History professor Alan Kors spoke at the Penn College Republicans Annual Keynote Address Monday.

April 19, 2011

American Indian author promotes literacy

As the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — this year’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” selection — Sherman Alexie’s talk was the capstone event for the 2011 program, a joint project between the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Office of the Mayor.

March 17, 2011

'Two hours of vaginas'

As the audience filed into Irvine Auditorium Friday and Saturday nights, female students marketed Silly Bandz and lollipops shaped like female genitalia — all in the spirit of The Vagina Monologues.

February 21, 2011

Wharton lecturer talks football, negotiating

Andrew Brandt, a Wharton lecturer who currently serves as the president of the National Football Post , spoke to a small group of students in Huntsman Hall Tuesday.

February 16, 2011

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