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.

Education, Business & Policy


  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P.

  • PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 13…

  • 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 2014  MacArthur Fellow, 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.

Penn in the news

Why ‘No Excuses’ Charter Schools Mold ‘Very Submissive’ Students – Starting in Kindergarten September 19, 2014 | Washington Post

Joan Goodman of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed about her research on charter schools.

Nearly Half of Americans Unaware of Which Party Controls House, Senate: Poll September 19, 2014 | New York Daily News

A survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is featured.

Cheerleaders Generate Over $1 Million Per Season Per NFL Team, Yet They Don’t Even Make Minimum Wage September 19, 2014 | “The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti,” CBC Radio (Canada)

Visiting scholar Laura Grindstaff of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses cheerleading as a sport.

IBM Offers Workers Training and Pay Cuts September 17, 2014 | New York Times

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School discusses the nature of the training in the IBM program.

Why Millennials Should Have Kids -- and Soon September 17, 2014 | Time

Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School is cited for studying Millennials’ thoughts on having children in comparison to Generation Xers.

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