Campus & Community

Pint-size philosophers

By engaging with Philadelphia elementary students and high school teachers, Penn professor Karen Detlefsen is opening young minds to a new kind of philosophical thinking.

Michele W. Berger

And the Oscar goes to…a Penn sophomore

Claire Sliney is a co-executive producer of one of five films nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. “Period. End of Sentence.” explores the stigma of menstruation for girls in India and Sliney’s work to address the issue.

Louisa Shepard , Louisa Shepard

Five events to watch for in February

Happening around campus and beyond this February: the annual Lunar New Year celebration at International House, a thought-provoking new speaker series on the future of religion, and an innovative story slam by nurses.

Brandon Baker

Shelter medicine is on a roll

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s Shelter Medicine Program just got a lot more nimble. They’ve unveiled a state-of-the-art mobile clinic that will expand their services to the animal shelter community.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Celebrating MLK

President Amy Gutmann joined the University community Monday in the national Day of Service.



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Like ‘Back to the Future’: Penn Museum floats its ancient sphinx to a new home

Jennifer Wegner and Julian Siggers of the Penn Museum commented on the sphinx’s relocation. “You’ll have one of the most significant archaeological objects in America greeting you as you come in the doors of the new Penn Museum,” said Siggers.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How do you move a 13-ton Egyptian sphinx? Penn Museum hopes to try it today

Today, Penn Museum is moving its 13-ton sphinx from the Lower Egyptian Gallery to the main entrance lobby. Jennifer Wegner of the Penn Museum said, “I’m probably a little less concerned than [project manager Bob Thurlow] is. I look at the past travels of the sphinx—it made it from Memphis, Egypt, all the way here 100 years ago without incident.”

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Times of India

Jon Bon Jovi receives honorary degree from University of Pennsylvania

At Monday’s Commencement ceremony, President Amy Gutmann lauded Jon Bon Jovi for his musical achievements and community restaurants. “The pay-it-forward model (of the Soul Kitchen) serves in-need and paying customers with dignity and encourages their active participation through volunteer services,” she said. The musician and humanitarian was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

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CBS Philadelphia

Camden teen beats odds to attend UPenn on scholarship

Christon Young, a charter school student from Camden, New Jersey, will be attending Penn this fall on a full scholarship. Young plans to become an anesthesiologist.

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The Wall Street Journal

Even Harvard is now teaching personal finance

Wharton alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland was mentioned for his Urban Financial Literacy class, taught alongside Brian Peterson of the School of Arts and Sciences.

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