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From cisterns beneath Shoemaker Green to the green roof on New College House, special features of campus buildings and landscapes are helping manage stormwater to keep rain from the sewer lines, and scholars are using the infrastructure as a research opportunity.
A by-the-numbers guide to facts and services for the end-of-semester exodus.
The new building will be Penn’s first dedicated space for cross-campus student entrepreneurship and innovation activity.
With a Green Labs working group, Elicia Preston of the Perelman School of Medicine and the University’s Sustainability Office in Facilities and Real Estate Services are striving to make the pursuit of scientific research a more eco-friendly endeavor.
StairWELL, a Penn Sustainability Green Fund project, completed a yearlong pilot project last July that aimed to test how effective a stairwell makeover could be in increasing physical activity and reducing energy costs.
Planning chief and multiple alumnus Mark Kocent is named University Architect in the Division of Facilities and Real Estate.
Jenny Holzer’s landscape installation “125 Years” celebrates its 15th anniversary as an interactive text-based tribute to women’s legacies at Penn.
Caring for the trees on Penn’s campus—an official arboretum since last year—is no small undertaking. Staff from Facilities and Real Estate Services and the Morris Arboretum lead the way in ensuring that the University’s trees remain safe, vibrant, diverse, and beautiful.
For the first time, the School of Arts and Sciences’ departments of Political Science and Economics will coexist in the same building.
The gift, from the Wharton alumnus of the Class of '92, will establish a new Tangen Hall and an international student scholarship fund.
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The Wharton School’s Susan Wachter spoke about changes in the real estate market. “All the growth in housing new sales is in the South, where housing is affordable,” said Wachter.
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