Penn Research Helps Develop Predictive Model of How Humans Estimate Speed

Most studies of psychological mechanisms involve watching those mechanisms in action and then devising a theory for how they work.

Exploring Family Roots Through Penn

Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.

University of Puerto Rico and Penn Receive $3M NSF Grant for Research Partnership

The University of Puerto Rico and University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to support their Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.

2016 Kelly Writers House Fellows Announced at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania will host Samuel R. Delany, Eileen Myles and Matthew Weiner as Kelly Writers House fellows during the spring 2016 semester. 

Campus & Community


  • A Bash Between Friends

    The Best Friends Bash brings together patients from CHOP with craniofacial differences and dogs from Penn Vet with similar conditions. Nurses, doctors, and family members are also invited to attend the celebratory event.

  • Summer at Penn

    The word-pairing “school and summer” may sound discordant to the ears of many students, but here at Penn, summer activity lends a special harmony to campus—be it birds splashing in a century-old fountain, faculty planning their fall courses, or students mentoring West Philadel…

  • Penn: A Year in Review 2014-15

    Penn’s 2014-15 school year opened with its 105th Convocation and closed with its 259th Commencement: two long-held traditions that bookended a year full of extraordinary firsts.

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.

  • A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

  • Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th University Commencement drew visitors from all corners of the world Monday, May 18, filling Franklin Field with languages representative of Penn’s widely diverse community.

  • Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Celebrating the 100th Hey Day on April 30, members of Penn’s Class of 2016 marched with canes along Locust Walk, wearing red shirts and flat-brimmed, faux-straw hats.

  • Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    At a reception on April 23, Penn President Amy Gutmann said a performance by the Pennsylvania Players was the perfect occasion to honor distinguished alumnus and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with a…

  • The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    Every April, athletes from around the globe make history at Franklin Field. This year, 16,368 high school, college, and professional athletes are competing in the 121st running of the Penn Relays, which is being held from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25.

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

Penn in the news

Between Boosters and Backlash, a ‘Non-conversation’ Over Philadelphia Energy Hub August 27, 2015 | SNL Financial


Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is cited as the director of the newly formed Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at Penn.

Barbershops Becoming the Battlefront Against Youth Illiteracy August 26, 2015 | Philadelphia Tribune


Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education, John Jemmott of the Perelman School of Medicine and Annenberg School for Communication and Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing are mentioned for working with the Barbershop Project to help combat youth illiteracy.

From CCP to Oxford Scholar July 8, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Alum Larry Liu is featured as a transfer student from the Community College of Philadelphia. Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is also quoted.

Penn Receives African American Chamber of Commerce 2015 Corporate Advocate Award June 24, 2015 | University City Review

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli accepted the 2015 Corporate Advocate of the Year Award on behalf of the University from the African American Chamber of Commerce.

Penn’s Austin Bossart Hoping to Make Splash in Phillies’ Organization June 22, 2015 | CBS News (Philadelphia)

May graduate Austin Bossart talks about being selected as a 14th round pick in Major League Baseball’s draft.

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