Penn Museum programming revamped
With building renovations underway, the Penn Museum has freshened up its roster of fun things to do.
Penn alumnus and staff member named TIAA Difference Maker
The two-time Penn alumnus and staff member at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships has been selected as a TIAA Difference Maker 100 honoree for his efforts to improve nutrition for the young people of West Philadelphia.
GovLabPHL embeds academic research into city government
As a part of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative, Penn faculty members connect with the City of Philadelphia to use innovative research data to inform more effective programs and policies.
Trolley Portal Gardens emerges as common ground for Penn and neighboring communities
After years of construction, the beautification project reveals a new restaurant and a shared, green plaza space—a gateway to West Philadelphia.
Growing a ‘culture of cultivation’ on campus
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.
A bustling summer at the Pennovation Center
It was a season full of excitement, to kick off an academic year that will, undoubtedly, see even more fulfillment.
Third annual Penn Global Week fosters a world-minded campus
The four-day celebration, from Sept. 11-14, will feature an arts showcase, a brand-new story slam, a passport program, and an information fair.
Floating art installation brings Schuylkill River history to life
Jacob Rivkin, an artist-in-residence for the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and an instructor in the School of Design, will present a public art installation on the Schuylkill River called “Floating Archives,” starting this weekend. (Video)
Temp positions open doors for full-time employment
Through partnerships with temp agencies like AppleOne, the University is able to find motivated employees and diversify its workforce.
West Philly students cook up on campus
The Netter Center for Community Partnerships helps high school students from West Philadelphia develop their strengths and interests through Leaders of Change, a University-Assisted Community Schools program.
In the News
Can Fighting Blight Prevent Gun Violence?
John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited for his research on the impact that cleaning vacant lots can have on reducing violence in urban environments.
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Renter Beware: Philly’s Deadly Housing Problem
Robert Fairbanks of the School of Arts and Sciences explained how unmet demands for affordable housing contribute to the proliferation of unregulated, and often unsafe, rooming houses in Philadelphia.
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