Campus & Community

Penn Names Eric J. Furda New Dean of Admissions

Eric J. Furda, vice president for alumni relations and former executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, has been named dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008.

Ron Ozio

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

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Universities’ vaccine mandates helped stop virus deaths in their local counties, study says

The University of Pennsylvania is noted as one of several Pennsylvania schools that required COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff.



Rapper Hoodie Allen returns to Philly with new pop-punk album on the horizon

Rapper and alumnus Hoodie Allen speaks on how his experience at Penn shaped the release and development of his music.


Architectural Digest

26 stunning university libraries around the world you need to see

The Fisher Fine Arts Library is lauded as one of the world’s 26 most stunning university libraries.


Philadelphia Magazine

2022 museum you need to visit

Penn Museum is awarded Best of Philly for its 10 millennia of artifacts.



Penn to build massive life sciences complex at Pennovation Works campus

The University of Pennsylvania has selected a developer for a life sciences facility that will join the school's Pennovation Works incubator along the Lower Schuylkill.