Campus & Community

Actor Kal Penn to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Kal Penn, star of the new film "The Namesake" and known for his role as Kumar in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," will be a guest instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.  He will teach two undergraduate courses in the spring semester of 2008 tentatively titled "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films."

Jacquie Posey

Penn's Latino Coalition to Work on Taller Puertorriqueno Community Garden

Penn's Latino Coalition to Work on Taller Puertorriqueno Community GardenWHO:Latino Coalition of the University of Pennsylvania WHAT:Flower planting, figurine painting, garden restorationWHEN:March 24, 200710:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.WHERE:Taller Puertorriqueno Garden2721 N. 5th St.Philadelphia

Jeanne Leong

Penn Sets Tuition for 2007-2008 Academic Year

PHILADELPHIA -- Total undergraduate charges for tuition, fees and room and board at the University of Pennsylvania will increase 4.9 percent for the 2007-2008 academic year, bringing the total cost of an undergraduate year to $46,124.  The increase was approved today by Penn's Board of Trustees.

Ron Ozio

Penn Alexander School Students to Join Role Models in Interactive Videoconference to Celebrate Women's Day

WHAT: In celebration of International Women's Day, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and MAGPI, the Internet2 provider at the University of Pennsylvania, will co-sponsor an interactive virtual panel discussion and lunch with female role models featured in the commission's book, "Voices,", and school students from grades 6-8 at selected schools across the state.

Julie McWilliams

MAGPI Hub at University of Pennsylvania Connects to New Internet2 Network

PHILADELPHIA -- The MAGPI advanced networking hub at the University of Pennsylvania has connected to the new Internet2 Network, providing the research and education community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with more than 10 times the capacity of its current network and with new on-demand bandwidth capabilities.

Julie McWilliams, Lauren Rotman

In the News

Tampa Bay Times

Jeb Bush to teach at the University of Pennsylvania

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been named a Presidential Professor of Practice for the 2018-19 academic year. President Amy Gutmann lauded Bush for his work to “stimulate economic growth and create jobs, lower government spending, transform education, and dramatically expand conservation of the Everglades.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn alum John Legend becomes first black man, youngest person to win EGOT

Alumnus John Legend received an Emmy Sunday for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” making him the first black man and the youngest person to ever win all four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

UPenn provides support services for first-generation and low-income students

Admissions Dean Eric J. Furda and Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, vice provost for university life, discussed Penn’s support system for first-generation and low-income students.


Move-in day for thousands of students at Temple and Penn

President Amy Gutmann welcomed nearly 2,500 members of the Class of 2022 to campus on Wednesday, including students from 88 foreign countries.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Could you take seven spin classes in one day? Meet the Philly man who logged more than 4,300 miles at Flywheel in less than a month

The Wharton School’s Leonid Spesivtsev won Flywheel’s Tour de Fly competition by a 15,000 point margin, winning a bike and other prizes. However, his primary motivation was personal growth: “I wanted to see how far I could push myself, and if the challenge would continue to positively impact my work life.”