PHENND’s 25th Anniversary Conference to be Held at Penn

The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development will host its 25th Anniversary Conference, April 24-25, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Focus of Penn Researcher Leads to National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Johanna Greeson, a researcher from the School of Social Policy & Practice, has organized the National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, May 29-30.

Students at Penn Mentor Local Children Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

Penn students have been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 10 years. This year, 280 matches have been made between undergraduates at Penn and youngsters from seven local schools, including the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. In all, there have been approximately 1,900 matches made at Penn.

Race and Sports Lecture at Penn Presents ‘Little Ballers’ Film Screening and Discussion

“Little Ballers” tells the story of four diverse 11-year-old boys and their legendary coach as they set out to win an AAU National Championship. A discussion with Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist, and “Little Ballers” director Crystal McCrary will follow the screening.

Education, Business & Policy


  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Thinking Beyond Recycling

    An awareness campaign is highlighting the University’s efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as encouraging students, faculty, and staff to think beyond recycling.

  • Penn’s Research Enterprise

    Penn’s Research Enterprise

    Vice Provost for Research Dawn A. Bonnell is responsible for facilitating Penn’s sprawling research enterprise, which consists of 12 schools, more than 165 multidisciplinary centers and institutes, and a fully incorporated health system.

  • Cultivating Knowledge

    Cultivating Knowledge

    A stone’s throw from bustling 38th Street, just off Hamilton Walk, lies a carefully curated green oasis, and nearby, a soaring glass-walled structure where plants from the exotic to the mundane are cared for and studied.

  • Expert Advice, Unbiased and Nonpartisan

    Expert Advice, Unbiased and Nonpartisan

    Lawmakers faced with decisions about the economic recovery, funding for schools, rising health care costs, and the housing market could benefit from a little bit of unbiased expert advice.

  • A Look Inside Penn’s Outdoor Spaces

    In Philadelphia—a city famed for its perpendicular streets and silver skyline—a step onto Penn’s campus can take visitors into a verdant, yet wildly urban setting.

  • Words of Wisdom

    Words of Wisdom

    The newest members of the Penn community have arrived on campus—and sophomores, juniors, and seniors have some sage advice for the freshmen: Find your passion and leave room to explore.

  • Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    A research team led by Penn psychology professor Michael Kahana used a video game to help identify a new brain cell involved in navigation. Participants in the study rode a virtual bike to find hidden objects while implanted electrodes monitored their brain activity.

  • Move-In Day for Class of 2017

    Move-In Day for Class of 2017

    On Aug. 22, under threat of rain, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families began arriving on campus, unloading cars, pushing their wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes and other necessities.

Penn in the news

What Big Data Can’t Tell Us About Health Care April 23, 2014 | New Yorker

A study led by Jonathan Kolstad of the Wharton School is cited.

Audio: Evidence of Racial, Gender Biases Found in Faculty Mentoring April 22, 2014 | “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School discusses her collaborative study on racial and gender disparities found in faculty mentoring.

Aereo and the Supreme Court Could Redefine the Digital Home April 22, 2014 | Forbes

Peter Decherney of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about the Supreme Court and the Aereo case.

Courts Must Evolve With Science April 21, 2014 | Philly.com

John Hollway of the Law School writes about the need for the U.S. judicial system to evolve with science.

Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law April 19, 2014 | New York Times

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about the miscommunication involved in learning about what the Affordable Care Act offers.

From the Penn Current