OMNIA Podcast
OMNIA Podcast
Jan 3, 2017
Penn Honors Diversity Symposium
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This fall, the University of Pennsylvania hosted its very first Penn Honors Diversity(PHD)Symposium. Eight of the university's schools, including Penn Arts and Sciences, invited early and mid-stage undergraduates, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to learn about the value of a Ph.D.-level education. In this episode, we speak to some of the visiting students about their experience, along with faculty organizers who collaborated to create this unique event, which took place from September 29 - October 1, 2016.


Eve Trout-Powell
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Penn Arts and Sciences
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies

Michael Nusbaum
Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Biomedical Graduate Studies Program, Perelman School of Medicine
Professor of Neuroscience

Arnaldo J. Diaz Vazquez
Assistant Dean for Research Training Programs
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Patricia Rea
Associate Director for Admissions, Graduate Studies, Penn Arts and Sciences

Jasmine Wilson
Howard University

Jahnn Drigo
Morgan State University

Lerone Savage
Hunter College

Adriana Vega
Hunter College

Toe Aung
Albright College

Participating schools in the Penn Honors Diversity Symposium included: Penn Arts and Sciences, Perelman School of Medicine, Annenberg School for Communication, Biomedical Graduate Studies, School of Design, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Graduate School of Education, School of Nursing, and the School of Social Policy and Practice.

To learn more about the Penn Honors Symposium, visit:

Produced by Penn Arts and Sciences
• Recorded, Edited, and Narrated by Alex Schein
• Music by Blue Dot Sessions

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