Campus & Community

Penn Libraries releases its strategic plan through 2025

After an 18-month process that entailed gathering and synthesizing information from the Penn community and beyond, the Penn Libraries has released a strategic plan to guide its work through 2025.

From Penn Libraries

Rare sparrows make guest appearance at Penn

Earlier this year, Penn Medicine epidemiologist Doug Wiebe glimpsed two small all-white birds outside Van Pelt Library that turned out to be albino house sparrows. Their coloration is likely the result of a genetic condition in which a bird’s feathers lack pigment.

Michele W. Berger



In the News


CNN

A Philadelphia physician raised $500,000 and is sending oxygen tanks to help India battle its COVID crisis

Ruchika Talwar, a surgery resident at Penn Medicine, collaborated with local physicians to raise almost $500,000 to send medical supplies to Indian hospitals. "My first and foremost concern is for the patients; that's my role as a physician," she said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Tips for college graduates on finding jobs as a better economy beckons

Barbara Hewitt of Career Services recommended that interviewees dress professionally from head to toe, even if the interview is conducted remotely.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

New museum for America and the Bible opens at Independence Mall

University Chaplain Chaz Howard comments on the missing conversations in the midst of so much cultural tourism in Philadelphia, which he sees as “the intersection of faith and scripture, and liberty and freedom.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Against the clock

Tarik Khan, a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing, has been spending his evenings delivering leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses to homebound people in Philadelphia.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

After 159 years, the UPenn Glee Club goes co-ed

Penn’s Glee Club has formally merged with the Penn Sirens to create a gender-neutral singing group. “The main consideration is we can expand our repertoire,” said Glee Club President Jake Milner, a senior in the Wharton School. “We can do more musically than we currently can when we have singers with all the voice ranges.”

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