Penn’s four-acre Community Farm and Resource Center is a joint initiative of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative—a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships—and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, and Bartram’s Garden.
Hyperbaric Medicine at Penn utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy—breathing 100 percent oxygen at an elevated ambient pressure—to treat patients with an assortment of ailments. In its purest form, oxygen, when inhaled at high pressure, can have rejuvenating therapeutic and physiological effects.
The histories of Penn and West Philadelphia are closely intertwined. Just as it could be said that Penn has directly informed the development of West Philadelphia, it’s also true that West Philadelphia has largely shaped the evolution of Penn.
The fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival will be held from April 24 to May 2, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about science through dozens of interactive events. Once again, Penn students, faculty, and staff will be well-represented at the festivities.