Campus & Community

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.

Penn Today Staff

Transcript: Side gigs for good

Life As It Was No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) (Written by John Boggess and William Winter) Water from wine, hunger from bread in a world filled with answers I see the light go on in your head, never seen something darker So I am here to remind you, there is no cure for human Leave your conscious behind you we’ll shine When too many tears have watered the earth There will bloom forth a glorious paradise A brave world beautiful and innocent, so alive And we’ll be avatars, wondering thru this universe Searching for life as it was

Calling all artists

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

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

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Museum’s first artist in residence encourages others to ‘transcend without fear’

The Museum’s first artist in residence, Carlos José Pérez Sámano, is partnering with local Latino community leaders to present free creative writing workshops.


Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania planning new $31M performing arts center

The University plans to develop a new performing arts center adjacent to Woodland Walk. The space will be dedicated to student uses and construction could begin as early as summer 2023.


Al Día

The conference empowering the next generation of health care professionals

Rising senior Alejandra Bahena of Kissimmee, Florida, was interviewed about her path to Penn and about taking classes during the pandemic. Bahena is the creator of the National Pre-Health Conference, a virtual event for students in pre-health fields.


The New York Times

Nonprofits get a new type of donation: Cryptocurrency

Vice President John Zeller of Development and Alumni Relations spoke about a large gift of cryptocurrency to the Wharton School. “It’s very nice to have the capacity to do it when a donor says, ‘I have some Bitcoin,’” he said. “We can accept it now without it grinding the university to a halt.”


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn plans to ramp up diverse, local spending for $1B annual procurement with new program

Chief procurement officer Mark Mills spoke about Penn’s Fueling Business Growth program, which seeks to increase the University’s spending with diverse and minority-owned Philadelphia businesses. “It's just the right thing to do,” he said. “We want to have a supply base that best matches the neighborhood in the city that we are in, so it only makes sense to have that reflected in how we buy.”