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SUMR15 Bus Tour of Philadelphia

Jun. 10, 2015
[Click image for larger] Twenty-two members of Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program and the Wharton School's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) piled into a open-topped bus to tour some of Philadelphia's most important cultural sites. [Click images for larger] The day began with an introduction to the joys of Philadelphia's subterranean transportation system. The group was whisked by subway from a Penn campus SEPTA station to the center of the oldest part of the City where they boarded the tour bus. Roaming...

SUMR 15 at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Jun. 5, 2015
[Click image for larger] For its first 2015 cultural and recreational outing, Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program joined with the Wharton School's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) for a Saturday visit to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) at 10th and South Street. [Click images for larger] The outsider art site covers the footprint of what was formerly three row homes with a multi-level labyrinth whose every inch of surface is covered with mosaics of art and found objects. Above, left, is one of the site's...

SUMR 15 Kickoff and Talent Show

Jun. 2, 2015
[Click image for larger] The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) class of 2015 kicked off its first week of orientation. After several days of lectures on subjects ranging from health economics and clinical epidemiology to accountable care organizations and health disparities, the 18 scholars took a break for the annual SUMR Talent Show where each is asked to perform a skill or talent as shown below. [Click images for larger] SUMR Scholar Jerome Watts (above, left) of Haverford College began playing on a basketball team in 4th grade and...

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