Campus & Community

Penn Commencement Live on the Web

PHILADELPHIA  Family and friends unable to attend Penn's 247th Commencement in person will be able to view the entire ceremony online thanks to a live Webcast. Coverage of the ceremony at Franklin Field  from processional to recessional and all the pomp and circumstance in between  will be broadcast live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT), Monday, May 19.

Jacquie Posey

Desmond Tutu to Speak at Penn Commencement

PHILADELPHIA -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and one of the world's foremost Christian leaders to oppose apartheid in South Africa, will deliver the address at the 247th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania May 19.

Jacquie Posey

TV Journalist Jim Lehrer to Speak at Penn Commencement

PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Lehrer, one of the most respected television journalists in the United States and the host of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," will deliver the Commencement address at the 246th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania Monday, May 13.

Ron Ozio

Transcript: Side gigs for good

Life As It Was No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) (Written by John Boggess and William Winter) Water from wine, hunger from bread in a world filled with answers I see the light go on in your head, never seen something darker So I am here to remind you, there is no cure for human Leave your conscious behind you we’ll shine When too many tears have watered the earth There will bloom forth a glorious paradise A brave world beautiful and innocent, so alive And we’ll be avatars, wondering thru this universe Searching for life as it was

Calling all artists

The Burrison Gallery is calling for artwork submittals to be considered for its fifth annual University Club Members Exhibit.

A 2021 Rhodes Scholar for Penn

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton from St. Louis been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently completing her master’s degree in clinical social work.

Ron Ozio

Play Ball!

Each summer, faculty and staff members from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania bring their sense of cooperation and collaboration onto the softball field. No matter their skill level, the players enjoy some active time together and the opportunity to strengthen their partnerships during a few sunny afternoons at Penn Park.  These SP2 summer softball games have been happening since 2013.  

Jill DiSanto



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Against the clock

Tarik Khan, a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing, has been spending his evenings delivering leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses to homebound people in Philadelphia.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

After 159 years, the UPenn Glee Club goes co-ed

Penn’s Glee Club has formally merged with the Penn Sirens to create a gender-neutral singing group. “The main consideration is we can expand our repertoire,” said Glee Club President Jake Milner, a senior in the Wharton School. “We can do more musically than we currently can when we have singers with all the voice ranges.”

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Al Día

UPenn’s Dr. Antonia Villarruel to receive Mexico’s highest honor for service to its diaspora

Dean Antonia Villarruel of the School of Nursing has been named a recipient of the Ohtli Award, the highest honor given by Mexico’s government to those supporting the Mexican diaspora.

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Los Angeles Times

High school revisited: Students reflect on their year away from campus

Kaitlyn Nguyen, a high school senior in Pomona, California, spoke about being accepted to Penn as an early decision applicant. “I came to the realization that this was the school for me,” she said. “I came to this conclusion primarily because of Penn’s commitment to community service and community advocacy work, which has been something that I have been passionate about growing up.”

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The Wall Street Journal

‘Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaeological Science’ review: More than meets the eye

A Penn Museum exhibition featuring scientific images of ancient artifacts was reviewed.

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