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.
From Play-Doh to Slinkies, an engaging introduction to the basics of the brain
The Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair brought West Philadelphia fourth graders and Penn neuroscience students together for a morning of hands-on fun.
Bringing healthy smiles to Philadelphia communities
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.
PennPraxis launches toolkit for neighborhood preservation
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.
Five events to watch for in March
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.
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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