Important Message from Penn Lens

Dear the Penn Lens Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we write to you this evening regarding the passing of fellow Penn Lens member, Aran Rana.

A kind, thoughtful, and wholesome person, Aran brought brightness to all the lives he touched. As a passionate photographer, he sought to capture the world in unique ways, shedding a powerful and revealing light onto our world. But perhaps more importantly, Aran’s photographic work uncovered the ephemeral moments that bring us together. The winning photograph he submitted last year to our showcase was a small testament to the legacy he left behind. Just like Aran, his photographs conveyed warmth and dynamism, reminding us of our common humanity.

During this difficult time, please know that the Penn Lens community and its members will always be here for you. Do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Penn is keeping a book for community members to write thoughts, memories, or well wishes. The book will be sent to Aran’s home in Hong Kong. To write a message, contact Lindsay Adams at or visit her office at 3611 Locust Walk.

Dubious Embrace by Aran Rana. Popular Vote Winner of Spring Showcase 2016.


The Executive Board of Penn Lens

Halbert Bai

Hannah Rosenfeld

Tracey Woods, Jr.

Michelle Liu

Steve Shan

Esther Jeon

Jerry Chang

Matthew Mizbani

Sam Eichenwald

University resources include:
Division of Public Safety: 24/7 “HELP” line, 215-898-HELP (215-898-4357)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 215-898-7021 (Nights and weekends, ask for CAPS counselor on call.)
Student Health Service: 215-746-3535
Student Intervention Services: 215-898-6081
International Student and Scholar Services: 215-898-4661
University Chaplain’s Office: 215-898-8456

School Advising and Student Affairs Offices:
College of Arts and Sciences: 215-898-6341
School of Engineering and Applied Science: 215-898-7246
School of Nursing: 215-898-6687
Wharton: 215-898-7613

Active Minds at Penn


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