Campus & Community

Returning to Vietnam

A child of Vietnamese refugees, David Thai has returned to his family’s homeland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he will teach English at the Hoang Le Kha High School for Gifted Students, in the southwestern region of Vietnam, a few hours from where his mother grew up.

Jill DiSanto

A chance to be an art curator

In a creative approach to curating its next art exhibition, the Arthur Ross Gallery is opening the choice of artworks to the public through its first-ever crowdsourcing effort. 

Louisa Shepard



In the News


NBC Philadelphia

So many new drivers were posting their licenses online that the Delaware DMV built safer ‘selfie zones’

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication applauded the Delaware DMV for encouraging new drivers to be mindful of sharing sensitive information in selfies. It’s not that this generation isn’t invested in privacy, said Turow. “They care, but in the moment, they just don’t think about it.”

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Tampa Bay Times

Jeb Bush to teach at the University of Pennsylvania

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been named a Presidential Professor of Practice for the 2018-19 academic year. President Amy Gutmann lauded Bush for his work to “stimulate economic growth and create jobs, lower government spending, transform education, and dramatically expand conservation of the Everglades.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn alum John Legend becomes first black man, youngest person to win EGOT

Alumnus John Legend received an Emmy Sunday for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” making him the first black man and the youngest person to ever win all four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

UPenn provides support services for first-generation and low-income students

Admissions Dean Eric J. Furda and Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, vice provost for university life, discussed Penn’s support system for first-generation and low-income students.

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6ABC.com

Move-in day for thousands of students at Temple and Penn

President Amy Gutmann welcomed nearly 2,500 members of the Class of 2022 to campus on Wednesday, including students from 88 foreign countries.

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