Marilyn Jordan Taylor on Moynihan Train Hall

The Weitzman Schools former dean and professor of architecture and urban design talks about her experience with the multidecade Train Hall project, working with Weitzman students on subway, rail and airport projects, and the prospects for more infrastructure investment in the U.S. 

From the Weitzman School of Design

Cancer cell therapy pioneer Carl June receives the Sanford Lorraine Cross Award

The Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center received the award for his work in developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy.

Steve Graff

In the News

The New York Times

‘Traveling Black,’ a look at the civil rights movement in motion

“Traveling Black,” a book by Mia Bay of the School of Arts & Sciences, was featured. The work is a history of mobility and resistance in the U.S.



The five best fintech books to get you started

“The Unbanking of America” by Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design was recommended for readers trying to understand why fintech matters.


The New York Times

The composer Tyshawn Sorey enters a new phase

Tyshawn Sorey of the School of Arts & Sciences was profiled for his accomplishments as a musician, composer, and academic.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

History will remember 2020. Here’s four ways it will shape Pa. politics moving forward

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences said she wasn’t surprised that the protests following the police killing of George Floyd have slowed. “The election came, and the campaign for the presidency. And what it did was to disrupt and diminish the protests,” she said. “The establishment, the political establishment wanted to get everybody involved in the election, hoping they would forget about the protests and all the disruption.”


Financial Times

Best books of 2020: Economics

“2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything,” a book by Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School, was reviewed.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn football coach Ray Priore talks about no fall season, hope for spring

Penn football coach Ray Priore was game planning up until this past Monday, hoping his team might play this fall. Then the announcement came Wednesday: no sports in the Ivy League this fall semester. Now Priore is balancing his optimism with an understanding of the obstacles the pandemic brings to his sport.