Even in the relative quiet of June, July, and early August, some parts of Penn’s campus were humming with activity. Three significant construction projects being built from the ground up are 3901 Walnut St.; the New College House, located on Hill Field; and the Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building.
For the 2014-15 academic year, Penn is focusing on the theme of the “Year of Health,” addressing wellness and welfare in people’s daily lives. "Year of Health" events will include symposia, interdisciplinary conferences, exhibits, and performances. The first event, featuring Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will be held on Sept. 19.