Campus & Community

Penn Commencement Live on the Web

PHILADELPHIA  Family and friends unable to attend Penn's 247th Commencement in person will be able to view the entire ceremony online thanks to a live Webcast. Coverage of the ceremony at Franklin Field  from processional to recessional and all the pomp and circumstance in between  will be broadcast live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT), Monday, May 19.

Jacquie Posey

Desmond Tutu to Speak at Penn Commencement

PHILADELPHIA -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and one of the world's foremost Christian leaders to oppose apartheid in South Africa, will deliver the address at the 247th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania May 19.

Jacquie Posey

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

Calling all artists

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

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.



In the News


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.

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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.

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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.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

As Philly Neighborhoods Gentrify, Black Churches Lose Their Base and Leave

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy & Practice and Melissa Wilde of the School of Arts and Sciences offered commentary on the presence of older churches in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Invests $50 million in Biotech in a Bold Bid to Build Philly’s Innovation Cluster

Kevin B. Mahoney of the Perelman School of Medicine and UPHS confirmed Penn’s plans to invest in biotech companies, with long-range goals “to create jobs, synergy and an innovation cluster around Penn technology and spin outs.”

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