Campus & Community

TV Journalist Jim Lehrer to Speak at Penn Commencement

PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Lehrer, one of the most respected television journalists in the United States and the host of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," will deliver the Commencement address at the 246th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania Monday, May 13.

Ron Ozio

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

Calling all artists

The Burrison Gallery is calling for artwork submittals to be considered for its fifth annual University Club Members Exhibit.

Play Ball!

Each summer, faculty and staff members from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania bring their sense of cooperation and collaboration onto the softball field. No matter their skill level, the players enjoy some active time together and the opportunity to strengthen their partnerships during a few sunny afternoons at Penn Park.  These SP2 summer softball games have been happening since 2013.  

Jill DiSanto



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn honors celebrated avant-garde composer George Crumb with concert series

Composer and former faculty member George Crumb’s 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert series at the Annenberg Center.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

125 years of Penn’s Franklin Field highlighted by college football heroes and history

Dave Johnson, Ray Priore, and Gail Zachary of Athletics spoke about the legacy of Penn’s Franklin Field. “Vince Lombardi coached on this field,” Priore said, “John Heisman coached here. ... Every time I talk to another alumnus, another story comes out.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton MBA offers deferred admission for non-Penn applicants who want to work first

MBA admissions officer Blair Mannix spoke about the Wharton School’s new deferred admission program, which allows students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate study to apply for a guaranteed spot in a future MBA class, allowing them to work for two to four years prior to enrollment.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum overhauls brand ahead of gallery reopening

The Penn Museum was highlighted for its brand overhaul. “Our new brand identity is something we’ve designed very carefully to convey a spirit of openness and an impression that this is a museum for everyone,” said director Julian Siggers.

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Inside Higher Ed

An open letter to college-bound students and their parents

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions co-signed an open letter to students going through the college-admissions process. “If your work on an application finds you wondering where to turn for help, support or reassurance, contact us,” the letter reads. “Helping you is not our job; it is our privilege.”

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