The Penn Arab Music Ensemble, a group of nearly 120 student musicians, serves as a forum to preserve and appreciate Arab arts and culture. More than 150 people attended the spring concert in Houston Hall.
The Penn Arab Music Ensemble a group of nearly 120 student musicians

Penn Arab Music Ensemble Provides a Window Into Arab Culture

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With new insights into the molecular mechanisms of disease and novel therapeutic approaches, Andrew van Eps of the Penn Vet New Bolton Center is using a multi-pronged approach to understand and treat laminitis, a debilitating condition affecting horses.
With new insights into the molecular mechanisms of disease and novel therapeutic

New treatments for laminitis, a horse disease that felled Barbaro | Penn Current

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Every year, Douglas Jerolmack of Penn Arts & Sciences takes students to White Sands National Park in New Mexico to study geomorphology. This spring, Engineering's Daniel Koditschek, postdoc Feifei Qian and others joined them to investigate how robots may assist this research. "We hope to give the aeolian scientists a new instrument in their fight against desertification around the globe,"...
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President Amy Gutmann challenged 30 undergrads to describe Penn in three words. One of the first to respond was Kayvon Asemani, a Wharton student and hip-hop artist, who praised the opportunities, collaboration, and success.

At the close of the multi-city event, Kayvon collected all 90 words and wrote a rap to celebrate the spirit of Our Penn community. Collaborating with Kayvon is Karis...
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In The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dean Vijay Kumar of Engineering touts Philadelphia as the new robotics hub of the East Coast. “Drones can be a part of our civic identity as much as Rocky or cheesesteaks, while serving as the basis of 21st-century jobs and companies,” he said.
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Wharton MBA grad Dante Pearson wowed classmates, families and faculty this week with an inspiring address in the Palestra. "We're running out of time to be the person we already say that we are," Pearson said. "Now is the time to start being you."
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Penn’s VR/AR Association is a student-run club designed to get people interested in virtual and augmented reality. Founder Sacha Best of Los Angeles, who graduated this week with an engineering degree, wrote about the club’s first event, Penn VR Day, and what the new technology means for education and industry.
Penns VRAR Association is a studentrun club designed to get people interested

Sacha Best: Turning Virtual Reality into a Real Community

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Writing in The Washington Post, former Vice President Joseph Biden, who leads the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, spoke out for equality for LGBT people around the world: "To all those suffering discrimination and violence simply because of who they are or whom they love, know this: The American people are on your side.”
Writing in The Washington Post former Vice President Joseph Biden who leads

Opinion | Joe Biden: Americans must stand with LGBT people around the world

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Penn Medicine sequenced the full genome of the golden orb-weaver spider, a prolific silk-spinner. They discovered novel patterns within the genes that may help explain unique properties of different types of silk, which could be useful in biomedical applications.

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Penn Scientists Illuminate Genetics Underlying the Mysterious Powers of Spider Silks – PR News

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Rising senior Sydney Morton of Atlanta balances life as an aspiring programmer and volleyball captain.

One computer-science class stands out to her in developing both coding and leadership skills, and, starting as a student, she went on to serve as a teacher’s assistant and co-authored a study on the course’s efficacy along the way.
Rising senior Sydney Morton of Atlanta balances life as an aspiring programmer

Sydney Morton: Learning, Studying and Teaching Team-oriented Programming

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In the wake of the firing of the FBI director, Antony Blinken of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, wrote in The New York Times that "any actions that raise doubts about the legitimacy of the investigations [into interference in the electoral process] are doing Russia’s bidding, intentionally or not. Unless and until that stops, Mr. Putin will continue to...
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As part of the Penn Vet's Field Service, fourth-year student Raisa Glabman learns from staff veterinarian Sarah Depenbrock as they care for livestock on area farms. The team treats more than 24,000 patients annually in a 30-mile radius from the Penn Vet New Bolton Center, serving the Commonwealth by keeping animals healthy and farms profitable.
As part of the Penn Vets Field Service fourthyear student Raisa Glabman

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In his Commencement address on Monday, Senator Cory Booker shared stories of small acts of kindness that changed lives, urging graduates to use their “moral imagination” and “creative compassion” to make positive changes in the world.

“We have such power that we do not use as we go about our big challenges, our big goals, our desires to make big differences—we forget the power we have right...
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In a Q&A, Kermit Roosevelt of Penn Law discussed the legality of FBI Director James Comey’s dismissal. The firing in the midst of the Bureau’s investigation into 2016 Republican campaign ties to Russia has raised eyebrows. Roosevelt predicted constitutional tests of America’s institutions ahead.
In a QA Kermit Roosevelt of Penn Law discussed the legality of

Prof. Roosevelt Q&A: Can our Constitutional system continue to function?

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Blue skies and sunshine welcomed the members of the Class of 2017 as they celebrated academic achievement with fellow graduates, family and friends at yesterday's Commencement ceremonies on Franklin Field.

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In her welcome address at Penn's 261st Commencement, President Amy Gutmann told graduates that they have "enormous freedom, more so than anyone who’s gone before." She urged graduates to “find the path … save a life … serve a cause … seek the sublime” and to “use your freedom well, for you will be defined by the choices you make.”
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Alumni poets from way back and emerging spoken word artists who graduated recently can be heard reading from their works in audio recordings on PennSound, a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. Omnia provided a playlist of readings to hear and see.
Alumni poets from way back and emerging spoken word artists who graduated

Poetry at Penn

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Want to slow down and take a look at the video President Gutmann showed during Commencement?
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The University of Pennsylvania's 261st Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Franklin Field at 10:15 a.m., and will be preceded by student and academic processions through campus. The ceremony will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, greetings by University officials, and remarks by the Commencement speaker, Cory A. Booker, United...
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A congratulations to all Penn Grads from Presidential Practice Professor Joe Biden.
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