Desmond Tutu, Wolf Blitzer, Ed Rendell Among Speakers at Penn Commencement Ceremonies
PHILADELPHIA Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu, CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer and notable Penn alumni, including Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, are among the dignitaries who will address graduates at the various University of Pennsylvania commencement ceremonies May 18-19.
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.
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.
New Programs at the Penn Graduate School of Education Aim to Prepare Scientific Researchers in Education
PHILADELPHIA -- With the introduction of two new degree programs, the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education will equip education researchers with techniques of quantitative analysis fundamental to social science research.
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.
Penn Athletics’ CPR training program launches
A Penn tennis player spearheads a program to certify all student athletes in CPR. It’s the first of its kind at any college or university in the country.
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.
Office Hours party edition transcript
Duane: I have a fig tree that is called the mighty Georgian Pine and now the only reason that I have this tree is because my daughters were born in California and one of them seemed to have developed a allergy to a Christmas tree one year. So we went and got this ancient, this antique, tree called the mighty Georgian pine, as I said, and it takes hours to assemble.
A conversation with new CAPS Director Greg Eells
In March, Greg Eells, previously director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University for 15 years, took the reins as executive director of Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
On the ice with Flyers legends and fresh young hopefuls
An Alumni Charity Game at the Class of 1923 Arena celebrated a $7 million gift from Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Flyers Alumni with a friendly hockey game among the Snider team and former Flyers.
In the News
Philadelphia brings in tent hospitals and extra staff for the coming coronavirus surge
The Perelman School of Medicine’s Jeremy Cannon is leading the effort to prepare HUP for a surge of COVID-19 patients, with plans to convert the Quadrangle and part of Spruce Street into a field hospital. Meanwhile, more than a dozen Penn nurses, including Katherine Major, have volunteered to administer chemotherapy and other intravenous medications in patients’ homes.
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Penn to provide $4 million in emergency financial assistance to employees, contractors, small businesses
Penn will provide $4 million in emergency funding to support local workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a crucial time for civic leadership,” President Amy Gutmann said.
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Spring sport athletes can officially receive an extra year of eligibility after NCAA Division I Council vote
M. Grace Calhoun of Athletics commented on the NCAA Division I Council’s decision to grant all athletes participating in a spring sport an extra year of eligibility in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Council’s decision gives individual schools the flexibility to make decisions at a campus level,” she said. “The Board of Governors encouraged conferences and schools to take action in the best interest of student-athletes and their communities, and now schools have the opportunity to do that.”
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Wharton will fast track a course on managing business during a pandemic crisis
Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School spoke about the School’s new online course Epidemics, National Disasters, and Geopolitics: Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty. “We’re covering every topic we think is relevant from a business or economic perspective,” he said. “The virus has become a global pandemic because we’re such an interconnected society. We’ll be looking at every possible angle.”
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‘It’s go time for spring’: Blossoms, buds, and temperatures are popping
Bill Cullina, executive director of the Morris Arboretum, talked about the transition from winter to spring. “I would say within the next couple of weeks it’s going to be safe to plant cold vegetables, things like onions and cabbage,” he said. “Get out there and enjoy it.”
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