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

Office Hours party edition transcript

Duane: I have a fig tree that is called the mighty Georgian Pine and now the only reason that I have this tree is because my daughters were born in California and one of them seemed to have developed a allergy to a Christmas tree one year. So we went and got this ancient, this antique, tree called the mighty Georgian pine, as I said, and it takes hours to assemble.

Penn Today Staff

Farewell, Phyllis!

We’re grateful for your wise counsel, friendship, humor, advice, book recommendations, and fashion sense in your 33 years at Penn. Wishing you a wonderful retirement. We’ll miss you! –Your Penn colleagues and friends

URMA Annual Conference 2023

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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

Resolution of Appreciation for Stephen MacCarthy

Few things are more powerful than a good story told well. Since arriving at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, Steve MacCarthy has been a transformative leader, spearheading a new era of storytelling and communications in support of the Penn community. A steadfast advisor across presidencies, he has also been an extraordinary colleague and friend throughout campus and beyond.

Calling all artists

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



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