Campus & Community

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 2021 Rhodes Scholar for Penn

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton from St. Louis been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently completing her master’s degree in clinical social work.

Ron Ozio

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



In the News


Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Regional Roundup – 10/25/21

Max Strickberger and Alan Jinich, seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about their project “Generation Pandemic,” which documents COVID-19 experiences of young adults in the U.S.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A new West Philly partnership puts anti-violence agencies, Penn, and the DA’s Office under one roof

The West/Southwest Collaborative Response to Gun Violence is a new partnership that unites grassroots organizations, victim-support staff from the District Attorney’s Office, and researchers from the Penn Injury Science Center. Sara Solomon of the Center called for “a better bridge between research, what we know, and practice to be implemented and adapted to the context of the community.”

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The Wall Street Journal

An insider’s travel guide to Philadelphia—Courtesy of an ‘It’s Always Sunny’ star and other notable locals

Adam Grant of the Wharton School recommended visitors to Philadelphia check out Franklin Fountain, The Met Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, and Joseph Fox Bookshop.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

From naked Greek athletes to Marian Anderson’s elegant velvet concert gown, new show at Penn Museum is dressed for all occasions

The Museum’s current exhibit, “The Stories We Wear,” was featured. “Our idea began with turning that on its head and showing why jewelry and clothing and footwear and anything you can think of that you can put on your body is actually important and meaningful,” said curator Lauren Ristvet.

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Technical.ly Philly

Penn is establishing a $100M center to focus on the intersection of engineering and biomedicine

A planned Center for Precision Engineering for Health, housed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will focus on developing biomaterials for personalized medical treatments. “Engineering solutions to problems within human health is one of the grand challenges of the discipline,” Dean Vijay Kumar said. “Our faculty are already leading the charge against these challenges, and the Center will take them to new heights.”

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