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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.
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.
The summer months around campus kick off with West Philadelphia Porchfest, arts performances at The Woodlands, and Penn Museum’s latest CultureFEST.
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.
The Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair brought West Philadelphia fourth graders and Penn neuroscience students together for a morning of hands-on fun.
In health care facilities embedded around Philadelphia, students and faculty from the School of Dental Medicine are ramping up the care they provide to underserved populations.
In the past decade, Philadelphia’s building boom has been accompanied by a string of demolitions touching almost every corner of the city, and resulting in the loss of everything from iconic churches to vernacular row houses. But even as a growing number of Philadelphians lament these losses, advocates for historic preservation have sometimes struggled to make a case for keeping Philadelphia’s built fabric intact.
Happening around campus this March: the world premiere of ‘Vessels’ at the Annenberg Center, a lecture on trees from China, and a visit to Kelly Writers House from reporter Emily Jane Fox.
Equipped with SEPTA Key cards, Brent Cebul’s students are taking a deep dive into Philadelphia’s history, looking into the past and present challenges facing cities.
The Penn Museum offers tours of its exhibits in Mandarin, increasing cross-cultural access to its invaluable assemblage of objects on display, the only known museum in Philadelphia with regularly scheduled tours in the language.
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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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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