Campus & Community

University of Pennsylvania Commemorates MLK: "Opening Minds to A Diverse Democracy"

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with “Opening Minds to a Diverse Democracy,” a symposium on social change and nearly two weeks of special MLK-related events, including lectures, films and discussion groups on the Penn campus from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

”Beyond Boundaries” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 PHILADELPHIA — “Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Fiber Art,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 19, presents six artists whose works are rooted in traditional textile studies but are far from traditional weavers: Lanny Bergner, Yvonne Pacanovsky Bobrowicz, Nancy Koenigsberg, Rebecca Medel, Warren Seelig and Tsuguo Yanai.

Sara Stewart

Penn Expands Financial Aid Program to Eliminate Loans: Fact Sheet

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced a far-reaching new financial aid initiative that will eliminate loans for financially eligible undergraduate students regardless of family income, making it possible for students from a broad range of economic backgrounds to graduate debt-free.

Penn Expands Financial Aid Program to Eliminate Loans: Fact Sheet, Julie McWilliams

Surviving: The Body of Evidence

SURVIVING: THE BODY OF EVIDENCE OPENS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM IN APRIL 2008: New National Science Foundation Funded Traveling Exhibition Focuses on the Process of Human Evolution and Its Outcomes *****

Pam Kosty

Penn Alumnus Stephen Danley Wins Marshall Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA - Stephen Danley a University of Pennsylvania graduate from Germantown, Md., has won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.Danley, who earned a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the College of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2007, plans to pursue an M. Phil. in comparative social policy at Oxford University in England.

Jacquie Posey

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia-area health-care students are helping patients in isolation connect with loved ones

Ramie Fathy, a third-year student in the Perelman School of Medicine, spoke about founding the Philadelphia Organization of Health Professions Students, which has been supporting local health-care workers. “It’s been rewarding to see so many students from all over the area want to help in any way they can,” he said.


CBS Philadelphia

Invisible Hands PHL offering free delivery of necessities to at-risk people who can’t leave home

College of Arts & Sciences rising senior Lexy Chavez co-founded a free delivery service that helps provide people at risk of contracting COVID-19 with groceries and other necessities. “I would want somebody doing this for my grandmother,” she said.


The New York Times

The drones were ready for this moment

A 140 drone light show over University City honoring health care workers, presented by Pennovation startup Verge Aero, was mentioned.


The Washington Post

Trump’s medical judgment is wrong. The example he’s setting is worse

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel co-wrote an op-ed about President Trump’s comments on hydroxychloroquine and his decision not to wear a face mask. “At times of crisis, we look to leaders for guidance and to serve as role models,” Emanuel and his co-author wrote.


The Washington Post

NCAA moves to allow Division I football, basketball teams back on campus for workouts

Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun spoke about the end of the NCAA’s moratorium on athletic activities, which may resume June 1. “Allowing for voluntary athletics activity acknowledges that reopening our campuses will be an individual decision but should be based on advice from medical experts,” she said.