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Hill College House reborn

Thu, 2017-09-21 14:12
Hill College House reborn

Hill House, designed by Eero Saarinen, reopened this fall with new furniture, updated dining options, and refurbished spaces. A sense of community has been integral to the College House since its opening in 1960. Read more…

An extra element of beauty in the recent eclipse

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:42
An extra element of beauty in the recent eclipse

Penn grad student is studying the recent eclipse to assist in the hunt for other Earth-like planets. Read more…

Why don’t we better prepare for disasters?

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:37
Why don’t we better prepare for disasters?

Two Wharton professors outline biases that lead people to underinvest in protection against low-probability, high-consequence events. Read more…

Staff Q&A with Rhina Duquela

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:11
Staff Q&A with Rhina Duquela

Rhina Duquela, house dean at Du Bois College House, discusses House programs and initiatives, residents’ interests and concerns, and students organizing for social change. Read more…

Q&A with MaryFrances McCourt

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:29
Q&A with MaryFrances McCourt

MaryFrances McCourt, vice president for finance and treasurer, discusses her background, what she does on a daily basis at Penn, how she wants to improve student services, and much, much more. Read more…

All around the world with Penn Alumni Travel

Wed, 2017-09-06 13:23
All around the world with Penn Alumni Travel

Open to members of the University community and their family and friends, Penn Alumni Travel takes nearly 25 trips per year to destinations on all seven continents. Read more…

Former VP Biden to talk diplomacy for PWH conference

Wed, 2017-09-06 12:27
Former VP Biden to talk diplomacy for PWH conference

The former vice president will converse with a head of state, in a dialogue co-hosted by the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. Read more…

All eyes to the sky on Aug. 21 for rare solar eclipse

Wed, 2017-08-16 11:31
All eyes to the sky on Aug. 21 for rare solar eclipse

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse can be seen from coast to coast in the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. Read more…

Nuclear power faces big hurdle: public perception

Wed, 2017-07-26 12:52
Nuclear power faces big hurdle: public perception

In a report for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Reto Gieré, chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, and Katherine Smith, a recent visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center, explore the many factors that drive the decision to invest in nuclear energy. Read more…

Summer’s hearty harvest at the Penn Park Orchard

Wed, 2017-07-26 11:14
Summer’s hearty harvest at the Penn Park Orchard

The Penn Park Orchard, the University's very own “food forest,” is filled with a wide variety of fruit trees, shrubs, and perennials that line the southernmost edge of Penn Park. Harvests at the Orchard are increasing annually. Read more…

‘Quarterbacks of dentistry’ now in training at Penn

Wed, 2017-07-05 11:49
‘Quarterbacks of dentistry’ now in training at Penn

For the first time, Penn Dental students will be able to purse an advanced education in prosthodontics, a speciality to replace missing or damaged teeth. Around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Read more…

Philly awards Penn for sustainable commuting efforts

Wed, 2017-07-05 10:41
Philly awards Penn for sustainable commuting efforts

Penn recently received two local awards for the University’s continued efforts to promote a bike-friendly campus and encourage sustainable commuting. Read more…

Student Spotlight with Melissa Beatriz Skolnick

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:31
Student Spotlight with Melissa Beatriz Skolnick

Melissa Beatriz Skolnick, a research fellow and second-year Ph.D. student  at the School of Social Policy & Practice, discusses her interest in social policy, social justice, documentary film, and her upcoming trip to Kenya. Read more…

Orphan Disease Center brings communities, researchers together to fight rare illnesses

Wed, 2017-06-14 10:21
Orphan Disease Center brings communities, researchers together to fight rare illnesses

The only one of its kind, Penn’s Orphan Disease Center in the Perelman School of Medicine was established in 2011 to promote the development of therapies for a variety of rare diseases. Read more…

Penn SACNAS chapter fosters sense of community for underrepresented students in science

Wed, 2017-06-07 11:05
Penn SACNAS chapter fosters sense of community for underrepresented students in science

This past December, Penn established its own SACNAS chapter. It regularly features science-related workshops, seminars, and events on campus, and makes an effort to work with youth in the Philadelphia community. Read more…