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Penn Launches Climate Action Plan 2.0

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of Climate Action Plan 2.0, a roadmap for environmental improvement and sustainability on campus to 2019 and beyond.

AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as New Chair

October 21, 2014

The Association of American Universities today elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as chair of its board of directors.  Her one-year term begins today, the final day of the association’s semiannual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Penn's Kuhn Named Philly Soccer Six Player of the Week

October 20, 2014 |

After netting the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win at Dartmouth, freshman midfielder Austin Kuhn scored himself Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week honors as announced on Monday.

Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

October 17, 2014

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

Penn in the News

Why We Should All Care About Obamacare

Janet Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Grande of PSOM and the Wharton School write about the Affordable Care Act.


October 20, 2014 | Philly.com
Zuckerberg Seeks Revenge as Facebook Sues Paul Ceglia’s Lawyers

Stephen Burbank of the Law School is quoted about Facebook’s lawsuit strategy.


October 20, 2014 | Forbes.com
More Than a Decade Later, SARS Offers Lessons on Ebola

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the Ebola outbreak and its similarities to how SARS was handled.


October 19, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited.


October 18, 2014 | Time
Student Success: Words of Wisdom

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers advice to colleges and universities about how to support student achievement.


October 15, 2014 | Huffington Post

MULTIMEDIA

  • Dorothy Roberts

    Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    When Dorothy Roberts was 3 months old, she moved with her parents from Chicago to Liberia, where her mother, Iris, had worked as a young woman after leaving Jamaica.

  • ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted the second annual “Best Friends Bash” for 15 of their craniofacial patients.

  • Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

    Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

    Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

  • PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 13

  • The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    President Amy Gutmann’s 2005 announcement of the Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) initiative has made Penn a particularly enticing home for professors whose world-renowned work bridges multiple academic disciplines.

  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Advice for the Class of 2018

    Advice for the Class of 2018

    Two campus residents have some advice for incoming freshman. Pace yourself—Rome wasn’t built in a day. Maintain reasonable expectations. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of living on campus.

  • Class of 2018 Convocation

    Class of 2018 Convocation

    The Class of 2018 and transfer students received a rousing Penn welcome on the day before the start of classes.Led by the Penn Band, more than 2,400 students streamed onto College Green on Aug. 26 for Convocation. The Glee Club and a capella group Off The Beat entertained under multi-colored lights hung outside of College Hall.

  • Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    On Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families arrived at Penn, unloading cars and pushing wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes, and other necessities to their new campus homes.

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