Campus & Community

Returning to Vietnam

A child of Vietnamese refugees, David Thai has returned to his family’s homeland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he will teach English at the Hoang Le Kha High School for Gifted Students, in the southwestern region of Vietnam, a few hours from where his mother grew up.

Jill DiSanto

A chance to be an art curator

In a creative approach to curating its next art exhibition, the Arthur Ross Gallery is opening the choice of artworks to the public through its first-ever crowdsourcing effort. 

Louisa Shepard

An oasis of compassion

Since 2015, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has supported the Family Caregiver Center, a three-room space that serves an array of needs, from resources to relaxation, for caregivers—one of only a few in the United States.

Brandon Baker

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Truck traffic is clogging Center City streets. What’s Philly going to do about it?

The School of Design’s Erick Guerra discussed the issue of delivery trucks blocking major streets in Philadelphia. “One of the big first steps is closely analyzing and understanding the problem,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s quite been done yet.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Nasdaq chief calls Philly a fertile place for tech to grow

President Amy Gutmann interviewed Nasdaq’s chief executive, Adena Friedman, at the annual Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia breakfast conclave. Friedman said that tech jobs “start with higher education.”


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

MSIs are ‘turning student activism into votes’

A new report from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions highlights schools’ efforts to encourage civic engagement. “Our research on MSIs demonstrates the power that these schools can have during an election and we hope that they use this information to empower their students to make it to the polls,” said Andrew Martínez, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Apollo founder gives Wharton $50 million, school’s biggest gift

Marc J. Rowan and his wife, Carolyn, have given Wharton its largest gift since it opened in 1881. The donation will enable the school to add new faculty and fellows and will help fund the Penn Wharton Budget Model. President Amy Gutmann expressed “profound gratitude” to the couple; Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett said the gift will help “create leaders who will change the world.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

A UPenn conference shows where Democratic and GOP visions of global order could meet.

Joseph Biden, Susan Rice, H.R. McMaster and others participated in a colloquium at Perry World House last week. All emphasized the need to bridge internal divisions within the country.