Campus & Community

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

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

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Quinta Brunson will speak at Penn education school’s commencement

Quinta Brunson, star and creator of “Abbot Elementary,” will speak at the Graduate School of Education commencement, while Tony award-winning actress and singer/songwriter Idina Menzel will serve as Penn’s main Commencement speaker.


Grown & Flown

University of Penn dean of admissions: When your teen doesn’t get in

In an Op-Ed, Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule writes about her experience inside and outside the college admissions and application process.


Inside Higher Ed

New presidents or provosts

Announcement of the appointment of Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. of the Annenberg School for Communication as provost at Penn.


Billy Penn

A real art project at Quinta Brunson’s former school in West Philly mirrors the ‘Abbott Elementary’ Mural Arts episode

Thanks to the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Shira Walinsky of the Weitzman School of Design designed and created a mural at West Philly’s Andrew Hamilton Elementary with help from volunteers and Penn students.


Al Día

Teenager pedals her way to the University of Pennsylvania

Mexican American Sarahi Franco-Morales from Philadelphia will receive a full scholarship as an incoming first-year in the College of Arts and Sciences.