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Mathias Chukwudi Isiani

Harrison RA becomes Penn Grad Talks Finalist

Mathias Chukwudi Isiani, a graduate RA in Harrison College House, has been chosen to be a finalist in the eighth annual Penn Grad Talks.  The Grad Talks are a TED Talk-style event featuring presentations by Penn Arts & Science graduate students, which this year will be held on February 23. Mr. Isiani will be competing in the Humanities category with a presentation titled "What Is a Church Built For?: Gothic Architecture as British Imperialism in Eastern Nigeria". For information about the event and options to attend live or via livestream, see the SAS webpage.


University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jen Ciaccio becomes Executive Director of CHAS

College Houses and Academic Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jen Ciaccio to serve as Executive Director of CHAS, as reported in the Daily Pennsylvanian. Dr. Ciaccio, who took over the reins at CHAS beginning February 1, has served as a Senior Director of CHAS since 2022, and takes over the position vacated by Karu Kozuma, who was appointed Vice Provost of University Life in 2023. Congratulations Dr. Ciaccio!