Articles by Dia Sotiropoulou
Penn Alums Recall VietnamIn the fall of 1969, in an act of quiet gallantry, a Penn biology professor with a fondness for mountain climbing hoisted himself up the flagpole in front of College Hall and restored its flag to full staff.
Legally Bound: Two students took different undergraduate paths towards law degreesFor many Penn students, post-graduation plans begin to cast their shadow early, in a hazy and frequently terrifying way. Some manage to ease the anxiety with an unambiguous post-grad trajectory.
Up close and personal with the Romance Languages DepartmentBoth those reluctantly jumping through the hoops of Penn’s foreign language requirement and those taking up a new tongue for pleasure or professional advantage have gotten to know the mixed bag of characters that is Penn’s Romance Languages department. The department’s squad of lecturers samples every kind of language specialist imaginable — from linguists and literature wonks to pedagogy experts and translation specialists.
A bold abroadOf the regions that hosted Penn study-abroad students for the 2013-2014 academic year, Europe overwhelmingly led the pack, netting a whopping 59 percent of all participants.
The center behind the millions in donationsIn a nondescript house on Chestnut Street, the Red and Blue Call Center hardly bears the appearance of a fundraising center that brings millions to campus each year.
Gifs, news, and listicles: Alum takes on BuzzFeedAmong the gaggle of bankers and consultants that seem to overwhelmingly comprise Penn’s alumni pool, 1999 College graduate Doree Shafrir, executive editor of BuzzFeed, cuts a unique figure.
Eisenman exhibit finishes run at ICAThe ICA has mounted a retrospective of a sample of work famed artist Nicole Eisenman.
Melting the pot of American artPenn professor Gwendolyn Shaw gave a presentation on American art as part of the Lighbulb Café public lecture series.
Guest column by Dia Sotiropoulou | The blue-and-red-eyed monsterAs I’ve scrolled through my Facebook news feed recently, I’ve stumbled every so often on emphatic promotional blurbs urging me to “beat Harvard.” With a “like” to the Daily Pennsylvanian’s Facebook page, apparently, I can stick it to those sneering Cambridgeites and help overtake the popularity of their altogether-too-revered Crimson.
Penn professor scores NIH grant to study obesityTanja Kral is an associate professor in the School of Nursing
Penn Museum brings mummies to Philly schoolsA free program called "Unpacking the Past" is now offered by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.