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Staff Q&A with William Whitaker

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:33
Staff Q&A with William Whitaker

The Architectural Archives’ curator and collections manager talks about his daily duties, his unique house, his travels for work, and the biggest changes he’s seen during his 24 years at the Archives. Read more…

Student Spotlight with Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:07
Student Spotlight with Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon

Second-year Perelman School of Medicine students Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon talk about SpectrumScores, a website they created that helps connect patients with LGBTQ+ friendly providers. Read more…

Survival of the trees on an urban campus

Wed, 2017-11-15 09:47
Survival of the trees on an urban campus

Penn’s Office of the University Architect has a unique partnership with the Morris Arboretum, sharing trees to see how they fare in different environments. Read more…

Q&A with Howard Stevenson

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:43
Q&A with Howard Stevenson

The Graduate School of Education professor discusses microaggressions, racial literacy, and increasing instances of racial harassment and abuse across the nation. Read more…

Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training

Tue, 2017-11-14 14:24
Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training

Operated by the University City District, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative connects unemployed West Philly residents looking for work with employers looking for talent, including Penn. Read more…

Pennovation Center welcomes new tenants, grows with activity

Wed, 2017-11-08 15:37
Pennovation Center welcomes new tenants, grows with activity

It’s been an exciting year for the Pennovation Center, which kicked off its grand opening in October 2016. Read more…

New PennSmiles bus expands dental care for Philly schoolchildren

Wed, 2017-11-08 12:26
New PennSmiles bus expands dental care for Philly schoolchildren

This fall, with a $650,000 gift from Delta Dental, PennSmiles has added a new, high-tech, 40-foot bus, and plans to increase the number of area youth it serves. Read more…

Mimicking giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel

Wed, 2017-11-01 11:44
Mimicking giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel

Two Penn researchers are collaborating to study how giant clams use sunlight in order to produce biofuels more efficiently. Read more…

A campus conversation, for the entire Penn community

Tue, 2017-10-31 09:36
A campus conversation, for the entire Penn community

Students, faculty, and staff gathered on Monday to discuss recent, tragic events and how we can better support each other during such tough times. Read more…

Reexamining the Vietnam War, four decades after America’s defeat

Wed, 2017-10-25 12:47
Reexamining the Vietnam War, four decades after America’s defeat

An Asia expert looks back on lessons learned and unlearned, and the war’s effect on the Vietnam generation and the country today. Read more…

The varying skin colors of Africa: light, dark, and all in between

Wed, 2017-10-25 10:35
The varying skin colors of Africa: light, dark, and all in between

New research from a team of geneticists shows the great variations in skin color in Africa, ranging from light to the most melanic on Earth, and everything in between. Read more…

Boosting Philadelphia for Amazon’s HQ2

Wed, 2017-10-18 18:05
Boosting Philadelphia for Amazon’s HQ2

Penn has supported Philadelphia’s efforts to show Amazon that the city should be home to its HQ2, its second headquarters. Read more…

Staff Q&A with Ira Blum

Wed, 2017-10-18 12:25
Staff Q&A with Ira Blum

Ira Blum, director of Jewish student life at Penn Hillel, discusses his work serving the University’s heterogeneous Jewish community. Read more…

Student Spotlight with Kelly Gao and Anmol Jain

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:13
Student Spotlight with Kelly Gao and Anmol Jain

Seniors Kelly Gao, of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Anmol Jain, of the Wharton School, discuss their work as core members of the Penn Wellness team. Read more…

A quarter-century of community partnerships

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:10
A quarter-century of community partnerships

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Netter Center is Penn’s primary vehicle for connecting the University to the community. Read more…

‘Mr. Fish’ and the art of public disengagement

Wed, 2017-10-11 11:17
‘Mr. Fish’ and the art of public disengagement

Dwayne Booth—who goes by the pen name “Mr. Fish”—brought his show “We Are Not Alone” to Penn. He posits the concept that the public reveres prominent people’s quotes and dismisses opinions produced by the overwhelming majority. Read more…

The history of Penn’s green, tree-filled campus

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:06
The history of Penn’s green, tree-filled campus

In a piece in the journal Environmental Management, a team of current and former Penn students and staff provide an accounting of the past 150 years of efforts that went into creating Penn’s current tree canopy. Read more…

The coming spectacular colors of fall

Wed, 2017-10-04 15:17
The coming spectacular colors of fall

Penn’s campus and the Arboretum have a great diversity of trees that will peak at different times in October to provide weeks of colorful fall foliage. Read more…

Developing a drug to fight a deadly childhood parasite

Wed, 2017-10-04 11:44
Developing a drug to fight a deadly childhood parasite

Penn Vet professor makes progress in fight against Cryptosporidium, a leading cause of diarrheal diseases in children. Read more…

CAPS serves students’ mental health needs

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:08
CAPS serves students’ mental health needs

Counseling and Psychological Services—with its growing staff, programming, and hours—is always ready to lend a hand to students in need. Read more…

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