CHAS Gala Program

CHAS celebrates a successful year

College Houses and Academic Services celebrated the end of the 2023-24 academic year with its annual CHAS Gala, a recognition event honoring the RAs who made it a successful year. Awardees were recognized for creativity and innovation, excellence in service, and other categories at this fun-filled banquet. Awardees and pictures from the 2024 event are here.

Stouffer RA named Udall Scholar

Joey Wu, a 3rd year bioengineering and environmental science student and Stouffer RA, has been named a 2024 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation. His work in environmental stability and sustainable agriculture let him to be selected from among nominees from 192 colleges and universities to receive this award.  Congratulations Joey!  You can read more about this award at PennToday.

Ara Patkavanian

Harrison RA at the intersection of economics and politics

Harrison RA Ara Patvakanian is preparing to graduate with a degree in mathematical economics and political science from the School of Arts & Sciences, and PennToday spoke to him about why he finds the interdisciplinary approach vital to understanding the problems people and nations face in today's world. PennToday has more.

Dr. Amalia Daché

Du Bois Faculty Director probes higher ed's history of repair from slavery

Dr. Amalia Daché, W.E.B. Du Bois College House Faculty Director, co-leads Project SHARPE, which studies the role of higher education in the reparations from slavery that have been ongoing since emancipation and abolition. Dr. Daché's researchers will be traveling to speak to students across five different campuses founded prior to the Civil War to learn more about how ways universities are repairing their past misdeeds with intentional campus initiatives to increase knowledge and share information. PennToday has more.