The Penn-China architectural connection

Penn’s Weitzman School of Design has a long history of collaboration in China, and large number of Chinese international students are undertaking adaptive reuse and historical preservation projects.

From the Weitzman School of Design

Powwow at Penn

With drumming, dancers, and the cascading voices of musicians, the 13th annual Powwow at Penn welcomed more than 100 people.

Kristina García

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

How did a white woman come to write the newest definitive text on Philadelphia’s Black history?

Penn alum Amy Jane Cohen is profiled for her new book “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape,” which examines Black history through the lens of events, institutions, and individuals across the city. The book includes a reflection from Penn chaplain Charles Howard.


United Press International

Herniated discs could be repaired with biologic patch one day, researchers say

Preclinical research by Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine, Thomas Schaer of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and Ana Peredo, a Ph.D. graduate of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, reveals how a biologic patch activated by natural motion could become a key tool for repairing herniated discs in the back and relieving pain.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn alum looks to raise $750K, tap into AI to scale social impact investing analytics platform

Penn alum Catherine Griffin has created ImpactableX, an analytics platform to help social impact startups quantify their impact.


Penn alums changing grocery game for Philadelphians in food deserts with Community Grocer program

Penn alums Alex Imbot and Eli Moraru have co-founded the Community Grocer to supply grab-and-go meal kits and hot, fresh meals for Philadelphia residents.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia lawyer connects at risk youth to at risk animals, together they help each other

Penny Ellison of Penn Carey Law leads Hand2Paw, a Philadelphia nonprofit founded by Penn alum Rachel Cohen that connects youth experiencing homeless or in foster care to animals in need.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn grads’ nonprofit grocery proposing hot food for SNAP recipients raises ‘hullabaloo’

Recent Penn graduates Alex Imbot and Eli Moraru are creating a first-of-its-kind system to legally circumvent federal rules about food stamps in order to present hot, healthy food at their nonprofit, The Community Grocer.