Campus & Community

GovLabPHL embeds academic research into city government

As a part of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative, Penn faculty members connect with the City of Philadelphia to use innovative research data to inform more effective programs and policies.

Jill DiSanto

A prayer, a promise, and a commitment to unity

A vigil and memorial to the Tree of Life Synagogue victims brought the Penn community together not just to mourn, but to pledge a commitment to each other during challenging times.

Penn Today Staff

Staging the plague

Eighty-one students training in a diversity of health professions worked with regional and federal agencies to confront an imagined outbreak scenario centered around bubonic plague in Philadelphia.

Katherine Unger Baillie



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

In Philly galleries, three must-see shows for December

The Arthur Ross Gallery is host to “Citizen Salon,” a crowd-sourced exhibition of works chosen by Philadelphia’s art community. The show will be on display through March 24.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

For democracy to flourish, we must fight the assault on free press

In an op-ed, President Amy Gutmann wrote about the role of journalism and free speech in democracy. “I am grateful for journalists who go to work every day to champion open inquiry and constitutional democracy. In many ways, these days are darker than we have seen in some time. But every day, you go to work on behalf of free speech and honest and open inquiry,” she wrote.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Philly’s newest Rhodes Scholar is public school kid who overcame a devastating loss

Senior Anea Moore of Philadelphia was profiled for her academic accomplishments. Moore has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and will be studying public policy at the University of Oxford after she graduates from Penn.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The 2018 Inquirer Industry Icons Awards

President Amy Gutmann was among those honored for outstanding business leadership with a 2018 Industry Icon Award.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Amy Gutmann: Penn’s long-serving president seeks to bridge the divide

President Amy Gutmann is among the five new inductees to the Inquirer Business Hall of Fame. Trustees board chair David Cohen said of President Gutmann: “Any topic you want to pick, that you want to judge the president of the University of Pennsylvania on, and she has knocked the ball out of the park in every single one of them.”

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