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.
Netter Center provides summer academic and cultural enrichment
The Netter Center for Community Partnerships offers six-week summer camps at University-Assisted Community Schools that serve hundreds of Philadelphia schoolchildren.
STEM and business classes mesh for Philadelphia high schoolers
As part of the SMASH Wharton program, 35 students live and breathe college life in the summer, staying for three years in Harnwell College House and taking classes at Huntsman Hall.
Summer construction on Penn’s campus
The University utilizes the 68 working days between Commencement and Move-in for construction projects big and small.
The basics of homebuying with Nicole Hudson Andrews
Andrews, manager of Penn Home Ownership Services, works to help University employees purchase homes. In a Q&A, Andrews breaks down the department’s two prominent programs, which offer a closing cost reduction and a forgivable loan.
Learning from tragedy: How Penn prepares for and responds to emergency situations
Vice president of Public Safety Maureen Rush discusses the University’s emergency preparedness plan, Public Safety personnel training, community education opportunities, and how relationships matter.
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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