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

Calling all artists

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

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

Office Hours party edition transcript

Duane: I have a fig tree that is called the mighty Georgian Pine and now the only reason that I have this tree is because my daughters were born in California and one of them seemed to have developed a allergy to a Christmas tree one year. So we went and got this ancient, this antique, tree called the mighty Georgian pine, as I said, and it takes hours to assemble.

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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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