Engaging Locally Nationally and Globally

Penn collecting instruments for Lea music program

Molly McGlone, assistant dean for advising at Penn, teaches courses in music and urban studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, including a residential program in Fisher Hassenfeld College House called “Music and Social Change.” McGlone is also a member of the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Sc

Originally published on September 27, 2012

Penn becomes first Ivy to partner with KIPP schools

Chevon Boone’s story is the sort of against-all-odds tale they make TV movies about.

She grew up in the tiny rural town of Garysburg, North Carolina, about a six-hour drive from Penn and the Ivy League. Yet for Boone and other underserved kids in Garysburg, that stretch of highway may as well have been an ocean.

Originally published on September 13, 2012

Penn’s South Bank: 23 acres of pure potential


In 1863, the Harrison Brothers chemical company purchased land at the corner of 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue. By the early 1900s, the plant was mixing paints and producing sulfuric acid, and employed hundreds of people in South Philadelphia.

In 1917 DuPont purchased these labs, hoping to assert its dominance in the paint manufacturing market. In its heyday, this industrial site churned out paint-related products and research, mainly for automobiles. The site was a hub of economic activity and innovation—until it was closed at the end of July 2009.

Originally published on September 13, 2012

Q&A with Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel

“Are you interviewing me?” Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel bellows in his broad Chicago accent from the doorway of his office in College Hall.

Originally published on February 16, 2012

Botswana-UPenn Partnership marks 10 years of collaboration

Next week, 10 members of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) will travel from Africa to join their colleagues here on campus to celebrate 10 years of medical and academic collaboration.

Originally published on October 6, 2011

Welcome to Penn Park

It’s a stunning reimagination of a former industrial site, an increase of the green space on campus by 20 percent and a way to connect Center City with West Philadelphia. It’s Penn Park.

Originally published on September 15, 2011

GSE receives $10,000 gift to support Haiti education efforts

Originally published on August 18, 2011

Penn Nursing event transforms Philly into ‘City of Motherly Love’

Penn Nursing and a Wharton alumnus are teaming up to bring the health benefits of breastfeeding to the forefront at a special event this summer.

Originally published on July 14, 2011

Penn unveils Lipman Family Prize for positive social impact

The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School have established an annual global prize of $100,000 that will recognize and advance the work of organizations devoted to creating sustainable solutions to significant social and economic challenges, with the ultimate goal of putting best practices to work throughout the world.

Originally published on June 24, 2011

Campus cafés offer homey hospitality

There are plenty of places to find food and drink on and near campus, ranging from vending machines to food trucks, to the many restaurants situated in University City. But tucked away inside several University buildings there are also small, intimate cafés that offer diners charming spots to refuel, relax and recharge.

Originally published on June 23, 2011