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

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

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



In the News


6ABC.com

‘Bridges to Wealth’ helps to close gap through education

A program sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Wharton School is working with local youth to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

UPenn football player tries to save a stranger’s life: ‘It was life-changing for me’

Anthony Lotti, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences from Freehold, New Jersey, and a defensive back for the Quakers, spoke about his recent bone marrow donation.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly ‘Host Home’ program aims to slash LGBTQ youth homelessness, shelter costs

Recent alum and President’s Engagement Prize winner Brendan Taliaferro was highlighted for his Host Home program, which connects young LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness with volunteer households and social workers.

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6ABC.com

Art Museum moves sculpture

“Social Consciousness,” a sculpture by Jacob Epstein, is being moved from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Penn’s campus on a 99-year loan.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

At 11, she started college. Now, at 18, she’s on the verge of a Penn degree

Soleil Hawley, a senior in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, was profiled for her accomplishments as one of the youngest students in recent memory to enroll in a part-time B.A. program at Penn.

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