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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.

Campus & Community

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  • 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.

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P…

  • City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    Mayor Michael Nutter was a special guest at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s (DPS) spring Commendation Ceremony on April 1. He was there to present Penn with the city’s inaugural Hero of Philadelphia Award.

  • ACE to Honor University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann with 2015 Reginald

    ACE Honors President’s Commitment to Diversity

    The American Council on Education (ACE) honored Penn President Amy Gutmann with the 2015 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education.

  • Penn and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Cent

    University Launches Penn Wharton China Center

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing, China on March 10, 2015.

  • Penn President and Penn Libraries host Lea School Students

    Penn President and Penn Libraries Host Lea School Students

    A special visit from West Philadelphia elementary school students to Penn Libraries’ Emancipation Proclamation exhibit complements what the students are learning in their classes about the document.

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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