Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.

Penn Students Phillip Cohen and Carla Winter Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

Penn medical student Phillip Cohen and Carla Winter, a senior bioengineering major are among 12 Americans selected to receive 2017 George J. Mitchell Scholarships for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

HUD Report, Penn Research Finds U.S. Homeless Numbers Continue to Decline

Homelessness in the United States continues to decline according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress and the report’s co-investigator Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

Four Penn Professors Among Class of 2015 AAAS Fellows

Four faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  They are among a class of 347 researchers that have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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

Video: Do Your Homework Before Donating on ‘Giving Tuesday’ November 30, 2015 | WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Katherina Rosqueta of the School for Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers advice about researching the effectiveness of charities.

A Cherished Custom at Penn, Any Way You Slice It November 21, 2015 | New York Times

The University tradition of throwing toast at sporting events and singing “Drink a Highball” is highlighted in coverage of Penn Football win and share of this year’s Ivy League title with Dartmouth and Harvard.

Job Applicant Pitfalls November 23, 2015 | Inside Higher Ed

Joseph Barber of Career Services writes about the drawbacks job applicants face when job hunting.

Minorities Know There Are No Safe Spaces November 15, 2015 | Aljazeera America

Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Wilson of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about promoting difficult dialogues on college campuses.

A Penn Students Brings French to Lea School November 11, 2015 | University City Review

Penn students are highlighted for launching the Francophone Community Partnership with Henry Lea Elementary School.

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