Campus & Community

A life of books

Books define the life of Peter Stallybrass, an English professor at Penn for the past 30 years. Starting as a child reading favorites with his family, and throughout his storied career, it is the book that has fascinated him more than anything else. 

Louisa Shepard , Louisa Shepard

Q&A with Barbie Zelizer

Members of the media are unable to do their jobs due to creeping authoritarianism or totalitarian rule. The Center for Media at Risk hopes to bring together scholars and journalists to strategize about what can be done to resist it.

Jacquie Posey

How to help children at risk for abuse

Resources are available to protect kids from systemic child abuse. The executive director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has insight and advice for everyone to help keep kids and communities safe.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

Empowering workers while reducing waste in Mumbai

In Mumbai, waste sorters represent a crucial yet marginalized labor pool, diverting would-be trash from landfills by sorting and selling recyclables. President’s Engagement Prize recipients Svanika Balasubramanian and Peter Wang Hjemdahl will connect these workers to larger recycling operations through a digital marketplace.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News


The World's 50 Greatest Leaders

President Amy Gutmann was featured on Fortune’s list of global leaders who have taken on the challenge of unbundling, splitting or delegating an organizations’ functions for improved effectiveness and increased value. She was also cited for, among other things, being a first-generation college-goer who has made it possible for many others to achieve the same goal.


Philadelphia Inquirer

WXPN's 'Kids Corner' Celebrates 30 Years of Creating a Radio Oasis For Philly's Children

World Café Live will be hosting an anniversary concert for Kids Corner this weekend, in celebration of three decades committed to amplifying young voices.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Launches $4.1 Billion Fundraising Campaign

President Amy Gutmann and Board chairman David Cohen have announced a new fundraising campaign, “The Power of Penn: Advancing Knowledge for Good.” The campaign aims to increase financial aid, support first-gen students, invest in new construction, and strengthen the endowment. John Zeller, senior vice president for development and alumni relations, was interviewed for the story.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Mapping Wheelchair Access in Philly and the Suburbs

Ph.D. candidate Mark Bookman of the School of Arts and Sciences has created an online map to crowdsource accessibility information about Penn’s campus and beyond. The intersectional tool highlights wheelchair accessibility, Braille signage, gender-neutral bathrooms, prayer spaces, lactation rooms, and more.


CBS Philadelphia

UPenn Students Preparing for ‘Super Bowl of the Mind’

Penn A, a group of students on Penn’s Academic Demolition team, is gearing up to compete against 36 other teams in the 2018 Intercollegiate Quiz Bowl on Saturday in Chicago. (Video)