West Philadelphia

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music

For the eighth summer in a row, the Penn Museum will bring live global music—including the sounds of Creole zydeco, Latin jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and pre-revolutionary Cuba—to its outdoor garden courtyard.

Lauren Hertzler

Making an IMPaCT on community health services

Training community members as healthcare liaisons originated as an Innovation Accelerator at Penn, and is now a branded product on the health care market across the country.

Penn Today Staff

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.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

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.