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  • The ICA Turns 50

    The ICA Turns 50

    Throughout the past half-century, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has earned its international reputation as an adventurer in contemporary art by highlighting unconventional artists and their unique works.

  • Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    When University sophomore Albert Xiao joined the first class of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a dual-degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the S…

  • Inside the Morris Arboretum’s ‘Jewel’

    Inside the Morris Arboretum’s ‘Jewel’

    In 1899, amateur botanist John Morris and his sister Lydia built a “jewel” on the property of their summer estate, Compton. This fernery, a glassed home for ferns, rimmed by a foundation of stone, perfectly tapped into the Victorian era fascination with the plants. Fascination, however, may be an understatement.

  • ARCH Opening

    Penn Celebrates ‘Reinvigorated’ ARCH, A New Hub For Student Life

    On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Penn community gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the ARCH, Penn’s Arts, Research, and Culture House.

  • Penn Researchers Help Unearth Forgotten Egyptian Pharaoh

    Working in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos over the winter break, a team of Penn archaeologists knew they had found something special. After excavating a series of chambers constructed of mud-brick—usually a sign of a common person’s tomb—they encountered a stone slab, and finally, a burial chamber lined with limestone.

  • The Power of World-Changing Ideas

    The Power of World-Changing Ideas

    Penn's faculty—both rising stars and superstars—drive the creation of cutting-edge knowledge and shape the education of future leaders. In this video, you'll learn about the work of two exceptional faculty members:…

  • Greatest Possible Investment

    Greatest Possible Investment

    Penn today has a more diverse, academically gifted and international student body than ever before. These exceptional men and women are choosing our University for its extraordinary opportunities for leadership, learning, and service.In this video, you'll meet three extraordinary students:…

  • Penn Students Promote Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

    Ariel Koren, a junior in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, fell in love with the Spanish language and Latin American culture when she was in high school in Jacksonville, Fla. But for her sister, who has learning disabilities, lessons about another language and culture weren’t quite as accessible.

  • Transformation Through Education

    Transformation Through Education

    By opening the doors of Penn to remarkable students, the University helps them achieve their full potential as individuals, and also create an academic community that expands and deepens the perspectives of all who are part of it.

  • Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now

    Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now

    On March 1, 2014, the Penn Museum will unveil “Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now,” its newest exhibition, which will challenge visitors to set aside their preconceptions about Native Americans and…

Penn in the news

Video: ‘Evolution of Bollywood Music’ Goes Viral April 16, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Penn Masala, a student a cappella group, is featured.

City Real Estate Continues to Have ‘Fits and Starts’ April 15, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his analysis of home sales in Philadelphia.

Create Safer Campuses April 14, 2014 | Philly.com

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety is mentioned for being part of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Campus Safety Advisory Council.

Penn Student, and Boston Bombing Victim, Is Struggling Back April 13, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Freshman Gillian Reny, who was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, is featured.

Penn Continues to Make Headway on Environmental Sustainability April 2, 2014 | University City Review

Daniel Garafalo of the Green Campus Partnership is featured for his work as the University’s first environmental sustainability coordinator.

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