Love at First Site
1:00p.m. - 1:15p.m.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
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.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett joined alumni Ronald S. Lauder and Leonard A. Lauder to dedicate the renovation of the building that houses the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of International Studies and Management, which the two brothers founded 35 years ago.
An expansive contemporary addition complements and incorporates the adaptive reuse of the circa 1925 Art Deco-style heritage bank building at the corner of 36th and Walnut streets.
Even on an urban campus, there are numerous places to coax food from the soil. From the Penn Student Garden on Spruce Street to the Penn Park Orchard, Facilities and Real Estate Services staff are expanding opportunities for the community to interact with an edible landscape.
The 50,000-square-foot Bookstore, last updated in 2013, is completing renovations, including a revamped café, new escalators and stairs, and a food-and-drink marketplace.
A summer’s worth of renovations have brought revamped restaurants, a more comfortable and convenient atmosphere, and extended hours to Houston Market.
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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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