Campus & Community

The Democracy Project: Reversing a crisis of confidence

The Penn Biden Center, Freedom House, and the George W. Bush Institute reveal the findings of a national survey about democracy at home and abroad, which cites a crisis of public confidence in the functioning of U.S. democracy.

Carlyn Reichel

See you later, sphinx

The Penn Museum's 3,000-year-old sphinx of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II will be stored under wraps and out of public view for several years for gallery renovations, starting July 9th.

Louisa Shepard

Behind the scenes

Rising senior Nicholas Seymour is a summer intern at Philadelphia’s 1812 Productions, helping with all aspects of running a theater. The communications major has experience working on technical crews at Kelly Writers House and in student theater productions.

Louisa Shepard

Looking to the stars

This year's Simons Observatory Collaboration conference included a community star party that consisted of a panel, a mixer with astronomers, and stargazing.

Ali Sundermier

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music

For the eighth summer in a row, the Penn Museum will bring live global music—including the sounds of Creole zydeco, Latin jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and pre-revolutionary Cuba—to its outdoor garden courtyard.

Lauren Hertzler

In the News

Chronicle of Higher Education

How colleges are sparing birds’ lives and conserving energy

Penn landscape planner Chloe Cerwinka discussed her work advocating for more bird-friendly architecture on campus.


Video: Penn Museum’s Middle East gallery

The Penn Museum has unveiled its gallery of Middle Eastern art and antiquities. The new gallery, which covers nearly 10,000 years of history, is the first in a series to be installed at the Museum during the next several years.


WBUR Radio (Boston)

Can gentrification be a good thing?

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School and the Penn Institute for Urban Research joined other experts for a conversation about gentrification.


CBS Philadelphia

Big concerns ‘lanternfly’ could damage some Pennsylvania exports

Anthony Aiello of the Morris Arboretum discussed measures for limiting the spread of the lanternfly, an invasive species new to Pennsylvania that feeds on grapes and orchards.


Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers owner Josh Harris gives $1 million gift to Penn wrestling

Penn wrestling coach Roger Reina said that the gift was a game-changer both financially and symbolically. “In addition to the strategic elements to support the program, it’s also an inspiration to our student-athletes; it’s an inspiration to our staff, to our alumni and recruits,” said Reina.