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Rebeca Tenney


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Graduate students to take part in fitness challenge

Penn Student Health and Physical Exercise will focus on mental and emotional health in addition to physical fitness and nutrition.

December 6, 2012

Married faculty couples confront the 'two-body problem'

According to a research report done at Stanford University, more than a third of faculty have partners who are also academics, making it a very common problem to which Penn is no exception.

December 4, 2012

Graduate students embrace convenience, social life off campus

Off-Campus Services has recently revamped their website to allow accepted graduate students to familiarize themselves with housing resources.

November 27, 2012

A day at the Working Dog Center

It’s just before 7 a.m. on a cold sunny morning when I arrive at Penn’s South Bank, where I am greeted by three of the puppies I had met two months ago at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s grand opening.

November 26, 2012

Masters of Science in Medical Ethics launched in the Perelman School

A new masters program in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine will welcome its first class next fall semester.

November 13, 2012

Grief counselor comforts pet owners at Penn's Ryan Veterinary Hospital

While dealing with the sickness of her dog, Michele Pich, who has a degree in clinical psychology, realized that her talents might allow her to help grieving pet owners.

November 7, 2012

Medical schools hit by lab mice losses in Sandy's wake

When Hurricane Sandy swept across the East Coast last week, thousands of valuable research mice and rats at New York University’s Langone Medical Center perished as the unprecedented storm surge flooded the basement of the school’s Smilow Research Center.

November 6, 2012

Ph.D.s, postdocs consider career options after Penn

While doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows obtain their advanced scientific training by conducting research, many Ph.D. graduates move on to positions outside of academia — and even outside of research.

October 10, 2012

Penn graduate students follow unique paths to higher education

About 25 percent of this year’s incoming School of Veterinary Medicine class consists of students over the age of 25, according to the school’s admissions office. At the Perelman School of Medicine, more than 60 percent of incoming students over the past two years were non-traditional.

October 8, 2012

PennDesign students propose changes to rail transportation in Northeast

PennDesign students submitted a proposal that improve rail transportation in the Northeast Corridor to the NEC FUTURE project.

September 26, 2012

GradFest builds bonds in the graduate student community

Throughout the week, GAPSA is hosting GradFest, which has taken place annually since May 2007. Last year, for the first time ever, GradFest expanded from a one-day event to a week-long affair.

September 18, 2012

LEAPP brings medical students closer to patients

The program, called LEAPP — Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate Patient Perspectives — pairs two students with one patient suffering from a chronic illness. It is mandatory for all first-year Medical students, and lasts for 18 months.

September 18, 2012

Penn Vet opens new Working Dog Center

The Working Dog Center, which opened at Penn’s South Bank on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, will house the inaugural class of working dogs, two of which will go on to serve in Penn’s police force.

September 11, 2012

First and second year medical students receive iPads

The 32 GB iPads given to students are entirely customizable, with nothing pre-loaded.

September 9, 2012

Grad students find options off campus

When only one of Penn’s residence houses — Sansom Place — offers graduate student housing, it isn’t difficult to see that on-campus housing options for graduate students are limited.

November 26, 2012

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