Penn Trustees Approve Design for Pennovation Center at Pennovation Works Site

The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and adjacent to the University campus.

Helping Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Penn Students Stay True to Who They Are

University of Pennsylvania junior Roderick Cook believes that it’s important for those in positions of privilege and power to redistribute resources to help marginalized communities in Philadelphia and beyond.

Arabic Language Immersion Preps Penn Senior for Government Service Career

Blake Harwood first developed a passion to learn languages in high school as a teenager in Highland Park, Ill. when she won a scholarship to study Arabic in Cairo for six weeks in a foreign exchange student program.

Penn Abroad in Tanzania Is Educational, Enlightening and Thrilling

Waking up and seeing a two-ton elephant nearby sounds like it could be a scene from a movie, but that’s exactly what University of Pennsylvania student Hannah Watene experienced while studying abroad in Tanzania.

Arts & Humanities


Penn in the news

Me, Myself, and Authenticity February 25, 2015 | The Atlantic

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the rise of pronouns such as “I” and “we.”

College, Poetry and Purpose February 18, 2015 | New York Times

Anne Hall of the School of Arts & Sciences is referenced.

Making the Most of a Skeleton in Penn’s Basement February 13, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Janet Monge and William Hafford of the Penn Museum and undergraduate students Carly Sokach and Kamillia Scott share their comments on an excavated skeleton.

Outreach to Botswana Brings Art to Philadelphia February 6, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Harvey Friedman of the Perelman School of Medicine and wife Cindy Friedman are highlighted for traveling with the Botswana-Penn Partnership and buying art to bring back to Philadelphia.

To Stop Violence, Start at Home February 3, 2015 | New York Times

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an op-ed on domestic violence.

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