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“I hadn’t been in school in 30 years. Now, I hold my own against PhD students in courses on Cuneiform,” shares Cindy Srnka, a Corporate Engagement Associate for Grounds for Sculpture, who is currently earning a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She continues, “I decided to go back to school when I was almost 50 because I felt the desire to pursue an education related to my passion of art. It was something that I wanted to do upon high school graduation, but due to circumstances at the time, was unable to fulfill.

“While I was student teaching, my students told me ‘Ms. Aziz, you’re a different person when you interact with plants.’ They inspired me to come to the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) at Penn,” shares Tasnim Aziz (MES ’16), a high school teacher at the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber (SLA@Beeber) in West Philadelphia.

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The graduating Class of 2017, along with family, friends and faculty, packed the Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 14. The ceremony celebrated the 265 graduating students from Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS).

Graduate and post-graduate students studying medical physics at Penn can prepare for their careers by participating in the Young Investigators Symposium, sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The annual symposium replicates the format of an educational scientific meeting and encourages students to present their findings before an audience of academic peers and field questions.


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