Penn President receives top honor from Pennsylvania Society
The $50,000 philanthropic gift on Amy Gutmann’s behalf was matched by Penn, totaling $100,000 to support West Philadelphia’s Henry C. Lea Elementary School.
Helping Philadelphia tackle trash with technology
Last fall, a team of undergraduates developed a high-tech solution to help the city target one of its persistent problems: the illegal dumping of construction and trash debris.
Skating on fresh ice
The University and Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation celebrated the reopening of the newly refurbished Penn Ice Rink on Oct. 25.
Newman Center reaches a milestone
To mark its 125-year anniversary, the Newman Club, which supports the spiritual and social lives of Penn’s Catholic community, held a celebration in October, which featured panel discussions and speakers, masses and prayers, as well as a beer garden, dinners, and a gala.
Five events to watch for in October
Penn Spectrum Weekend returns for the first time in three years, the Penn Museum gets festive for Dia de Los Muertos, and the Weitzman School celebrates design.
Navigating Move-In: Step by step, mile by mile
As families and first-year students plan their first move-in day at Penn, a central resource works to inform everyone’s commute.
Five events to watch for in July
July is marked by energizing events on and around campus, including a battle of the bands at World Café Live and an ice cream social at Morris Arboretum.
An intentional approach to supplier diversity
Penn has taken great strides to enhance its inclusive community, and has promised to strengthen existing diverse and local partnerships while creating new ones. Last week’s Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo celebrated it all.
Five events to watch for in June
The summer months around campus kick off with West Philadelphia Porchfest, arts performances at The Woodlands, and Penn Museum’s latest CultureFEST.
Five events to watch for in April
Happening around campus this April: an appearance by “Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley, a talk from Inquirer critic Inga Saffron, and the 10th annual West Craft Fest.
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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