Penn’s Dennis Culhane Co-authors New Report on Homelessness in the Developing World

Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has collaborated with researchers at the Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University on a study that offers a new set of categories to clearly describe and define homelessness in developing countries.

Pan-Asian American Community House at Penn Celebrates 15 Years as a Welcoming Place

“Home away from home” is how some University of Pennsylvania students describe the Pan-Asian American Community House, the cultural center for students interested in Asian-American culture and the Asian-American diaspora. PAACH is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

German President Joachim Gauck to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Perry World House will host President Joachim Gauck for a public lecture,“Freedom – Our Shared Bond.”

Penn Freshman Named 2015-16 National Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Whitney Stewart, a political science major in the College of Arts & Sciences, has earned the Boys & Girls Clubs' highest honor.

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

German President Calls for Stronger Trans-Atlantic Relations October 6, 2015 | London South East

German President Joachim Gauck’s remarks while at Penn about U.S.-German relations are highlighted.

Gauck fordert von USA aktivere Rolle in Europa October 6, 2015 | Die Welt

German President Joachim Gauck’s visit to Penn is featured.

Drexel Has a Role in a New Philadelphia Public Middle School October 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn is mentioned for its relationship with the Penn Alexander School.

Penn’s 4-year-old Football Captain Teeming With Inspiration October 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Daily News

Penn football head coach Ray Priore is quoted about a cancer-surviving 4-year-old who serves as the team’s captain.

Pope Francis’ Visit Offers a Reason to Party September 23, 2015 | New York Times


Ricardo Simmonds of the Penn Newman Catholic Community comments on the excitement surrounding the papal visit to Philadelphia.

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