Case Study Examines Penn as Global Model for Leadership in Civic Engagement

“Effective Governance of a University as an Anchor Institution: University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study,” chronicles the history and evolution of Penn's community engagement.

Doctoral Research Takes Penn Student to Mountains of Japan for Ascetic Retreats

No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan. The University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition based at Mt.

Helping Others Is Personal for Penn Social Work Student

School of Social Policy & Practice student Ashley Blake is working for the Goldring Re-entry Initiative, a program designed to assist incarcerated people transition back into society with the goal of reducing recidivism.

Penn NROTC Student Mary Brass Pushes Herself and Mentors Others to Be Fit

Midshipman Mary Brass is a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps battalion and is a top performer in the Navy's twice-a-year physical readiness tests.

Domestic Violence and Ray Rice

September 09, 2014

Education, Business & Policy


  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a researcher at Penn, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • 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.

Penn in the news

Why We Should Invest in Better Mental Health for Children September 12, 2014 | TheHill.com

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center contributes his thoughts on the need to invest in mental health for children.

‘Location, Location, Location.’ How Where You Live Influences How You Shop Online. September 12, 2014 | Washington Post

David Bell of the Wharton School is interviewed about his new book Location is (Still) Everything.

City School Crisis Dire for Us All September 11, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

John Landis of the School of Design shares his thoughts on policies that discourage families with school age children.

Meet the NEW Most Powerful Woman in Banking September 11, 2014 | Fortune.com

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School comments on new CEO of Santander Bank, Ana Patricia Botín.

Will Roger Goodell Resign as NFL Commissioner? League’s Financial Success Likely Overshadows Ray Rice Scandal September 10, 2014 | International Business Times

Andrew Brandt of the Wharton School comments on the financial success of the National Football League.

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