Campus & Community

Mennonite Photographs at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA - "The Mennonites: Photographs by Larry Towell," which opens at the University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery on July 31, offers 50 photographs documenting a rare visual history of an isolated cultural group. The exhibit, which runs through Sept.

Sara Stewart

Penn Grad Student Wins Miss Pennsylvania Title

PHILADELPHIA - Rachel Brooks, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government is the new Miss Pennsylvania and will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant.The 24-year-old from Broomall, Pa., competed as Miss River City.

Jacquie Posey

Thomas S. Robertson Is Named Dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

PHILADELPHIA -- Thomas S.  Robertson, executive faculty director of the Institute for Developing Nations at Emory University and former dean of Emory's Goizueta Business School, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.  The appointment, effective Aug. 1, was announced by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ron Daniels.

Ron Ozio

Penn Receives Rockefeller Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships to Rebuild New Orleans

PHILADELPHIA - The Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at University of Pennsylvania's School of Design has received a $2.2 million grant to fund fellowships to advance the redevelopment process in New Orleans.  Penn fellows will work as project managers and collaborate with the Department of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans and local officials.  

Michael Cowan, Valerie Piper

Penn Departments Test Use of Alternative Fuel in Vehicles

PHILADELPHIA --  The University of Pennsylvania will test a newly developed biodiesel fuel made from waste grease from commercial kitchens.  The fuel, produced by Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel, LLC, a biodiesel production company, is cleaner burning than petroleum diesel.   

Jenny Shearer

In the News

Art Museum moves sculpture

“Social Consciousness,” a sculpture by Jacob Epstein, is being moved from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Penn’s campus on a 99-year loan.


Philadelphia Inquirer

At 11, she started college. Now, at 18, she’s on the verge of a Penn degree

Soleil Hawley, a senior in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, was profiled for her accomplishments as one of the youngest students in recent memory to enroll in a part-time B.A. program at Penn.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

NJ considers giving patients more choices when being transferred to other facilities

Health System CEO Ralph Muller opposed efforts by New Jersey lawmakers to require patients to reconsider transferring to an out-of-state facility for treatment. “This would put severe limitations on the elderly to come to Penn or facilities in New York and elsewhere,” said Muller. “So we think having that kind of limitation on a facility when a person’s life is at stake is just bad medicine.”


China could be the next frontier for American football

Head coach Ray Priore spoke about Penn’s game against the American Football League of China All-Stars. While the Quakers did win 85-0, Priore said, of the Chinese team, “The coaching was good. What they played was sound.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

How do you move a 13-ton Egyptian sphinx? Penn Museum hopes to try it today

Today, Penn Museum is moving its 13-ton sphinx from the Lower Egyptian Gallery to the main entrance lobby. Jennifer Wegner of the Penn Museum said, “I’m probably a little less concerned than [project manager Bob Thurlow] is. I look at the past travels of the sphinx—it made it from Memphis, Egypt, all the way here 100 years ago without incident.”