Desmond Tutu, Wolf Blitzer, Ed Rendell Among Speakers at Penn Commencement Ceremonies
PHILADELPHIA Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu, CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer and notable Penn alumni, including Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, are among the dignitaries who will address graduates at the various University of Pennsylvania commencement ceremonies May 18-19.
Penn Commencement Live on the Web
PHILADELPHIA Family and friends unable to attend Penn's 247th Commencement in person will be able to view the entire ceremony online thanks to a live Webcast. Coverage of the ceremony at Franklin Field from processional to recessional and all the pomp and circumstance in between will be broadcast live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT), Monday, May 19.
Desmond Tutu to Speak at Penn Commencement
PHILADELPHIA -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and one of the world's foremost Christian leaders to oppose apartheid in South Africa, will deliver the address at the 247th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania May 19.
New Programs at the Penn Graduate School of Education Aim to Prepare Scientific Researchers in Education
PHILADELPHIA -- With the introduction of two new degree programs, the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education will equip education researchers with techniques of quantitative analysis fundamental to social science research.
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.
Transcript: Side gigs for good
Life As It Was No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) (Written by John Boggess and William Winter) Water from wine, hunger from bread in a world filled with answers I see the light go on in your head, never seen something darker So I am here to remind you, there is no cure for human Leave your conscious behind you we’ll shine When too many tears have watered the earth There will bloom forth a glorious paradise A brave world beautiful and innocent, so alive And we’ll be avatars, wondering thru this universe Searching for life as it was
Penn’s new home in Washington
This page has now moved to https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/penns-new-home-washington
Calling all artists
The Burrison Gallery is calling for artwork submittals to be considered for its fifth annual University Club Members Exhibit.
Leading Change With Women of Color at Penn
African-American Resource Center's Colleen Winn on MLK, racial justice and her role as a mentor in the Penn community.
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.
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Spring sport athletes can officially receive an extra year of eligibility after NCAA Division I Council vote
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Wharton will fast track a course on managing business during a pandemic crisis
Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School spoke about the School’s new online course Epidemics, National Disasters, and Geopolitics: Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty. “We’re covering every topic we think is relevant from a business or economic perspective,” he said. “The virus has become a global pandemic because we’re such an interconnected society. We’ll be looking at every possible angle.”
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‘It’s go time for spring’: Blossoms, buds, and temperatures are popping
Bill Cullina, executive director of the Morris Arboretum, talked about the transition from winter to spring. “I would say within the next couple of weeks it’s going to be safe to plant cold vegetables, things like onions and cabbage,” he said. “Get out there and enjoy it.”
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