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Conference brings Latin America and the Caribbean to Penn's forefront

(09/15/15 3:31am)

Penn’s presence as a global entity has been at the forefront lately, between the ever-present construction of the Perry World House on Locust Walk, and Penn President Amy Gutmann’s presence in China moderating the Silfen Forum just last week. On Wednesday, Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean is hosting a conference on Penn’s campus to further cement this global status.

MERT kicks off First Aid Week

(04/20/15 3:35am)

Penn’s student Medical Emergency Response Team may seem rather enigmatic. The acronym MERT is heard frequently enough around campus, primarily in the form of a verb — getting “MERTed” — when someone has to be attended to for overdoing it on a weekend night. But many students don’t know much about the organization beyond its reputation as a fleet of late-night rescuers. In the coming week, MERT is working to show that its organization is even more than that through its inaugural First Aid Week, which stretches from Sunday to Friday.

Hip hop, 3-D printers and decision making featured at TEDxPenn

(04/13/15 5:35am)

How do you get 1,000 people to pay anywhere up to $100 to spend eight hours in the Zellerbach Theatre on the most beautiful day of spring thus far? Erect a “giving tree” where people can add sticky notes detailing their plans for the future, set up a 3-D printer demonstration with free keychains and mini sharks and provide googly eyes and sparkly hats for spontaneous photo shoots in front of a TEDxPenn patterned backdrop.