Campus & Community

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

Justice served

Senior political science major Jordan Andrews from Detroit is a summer intern at the U.S. Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch. She is working on cases involving identity theft, opioid abuse, and many types of fraud, while learning about the law and exploring Washington, D.C

Louisa Shepard

Play Ball!

Each summer, faculty and staff members from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania bring their sense of cooperation and collaboration onto the softball field. No matter their skill level, the players enjoy some active time together and the opportunity to strengthen their partnerships during a few sunny afternoons at Penn Park.  These SP2 summer softball games have been happening since 2013.  

Jill DiSanto

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.

Calling all artists

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



In the News


6ABC.com

‘Bridges to Wealth’ helps to close gap through education

A program sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Wharton School is working with local youth to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

UPenn football player tries to save a stranger’s life: ‘It was life-changing for me’

Anthony Lotti, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences from Freehold, New Jersey, and a defensive back for the Quakers, spoke about his recent bone marrow donation.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly ‘Host Home’ program aims to slash LGBTQ youth homelessness, shelter costs

Recent alum and President’s Engagement Prize winner Brendan Taliaferro was highlighted for his Host Home program, which connects young LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness with volunteer households and social workers.

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6ABC.com

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.

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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.

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