Articles by Virginia Walcott
Penn libraries receive a collection of books on Japanese art and cultureThe gift of more than 1,300 books came from Shirley and Marilyn Luber, wife and daughter of the late 1940 Wharton graduate and renowned Philadelphia art collector Gilbert Luber.
New organization promotes healthy body imageThe organization will be a community support system that offers regular discussion groups open to the public.
SLAP petitions Penn to better workplace safetySLAP’s petition to allow labor unions in factories that produce collegiate apparel to legally address health and safety concerns.
History of Science Society awards Penn prof for his bookJohn Tresch, professor of the history and sociology of science, was recently awarded the 2013 Pfizer Award for Best Scholarly Book from the History of Science Society.
Penn organizations send relief to typhoon victimsAfter Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, organizations such as the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and the Penn Philippine Association are planning relief efforts.
VIPER program sees success, looks to expandThe Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research is a dual-degree program between Engineering and the College. Despite being a new program, there were no major problems in the 2012 pilot program.
Penn researchers study to improve HIV patient treatment experienceAssistant professor at Penn Medicine, Baligh Yehia began research in March 2013 based on his own experiences treating HIV patients from different providers.
Penn Vet helps boost dairy farms in Pa.Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding recognizing a partnership with an organization that works with dairy companies to improve the industry.
Penn graduate students advocate for disability educationTwo Social Policy & Practice students created the Disability Student Interest Group to work to incorporate disability education into their curriculum.
Profs use origami to model microstructuresThe research can be applied to create emergency shelters that fold flat.
Alum faces opposition in opening recovery home2013 grad and former addict Devin Reaves is opening the Brotherly Love House, which will emphasize career placement and community service, despite local opposition.
Voices of Penn captures individuals' storiesThe online venture is connected with the upcoming TEDxPenn conference that will be held on campus on Nov. 2.
Medicine instructor advocates for LGBT health careBaligh Yehia was recently invited to the White House Briefing on Obamacare and the LGBT Community conference.
Nine research projects aim to study, increase diversityEarlier this month, the University announced the winners of the Excellence through Diversity Fund proposal program for Penn faculty. The DP took a look at four of these projects.
Wharton seeks dean search adviceEvery student in Wharton received an email requesting nominations for the school’s to members of the committee directly or to a confidential email address.
Grad students get in shape for Penn SHAPEThis year, the competition will also have a mental wellness focus.
Novice Penn hackathon team codes better bulletin boardThe all-girls team aimed to create a more aesthetically pleasing way to view events and read fliers.
College freshman leads Antarctica conservation effortLiving in a concrete jungle like Penn’s campus, it can be easy to imagine the vast, uncharted, natural world with a distant passivity.
GSE grad asks, ‘What’s your sex footprint?’Though the Vagina Monologues have come and gone, students are working to make sure its message is here to stay.