January 22, 2015
Philadelphians have a unique way of speaking that extends far beyond “youse,” “jawn” and “wit wiz or witout?” Drawing on 40 years of intensive research conducted at Penn on the Philadelphia accent, Professor Tamminga will play recordings of speech of typical Philadelphians, identifying the words and sounds that make “Philly speak” unique.
January 7, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania is among 240 institutions in the United States selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
November 25, 2014
A team from the University of Pennsylvania has been named the winner of the fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition hosted by the City of Philadelphia. The winning team, Elizabeth Farwell and Alounso Gilzene, are both students in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
November 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA –- At the seven University of Pennsylvania polling places where many Penn students voted in yesterday’s presidential election, the clear winner was President Obama. The margin was 2,844 votes, or 79 percent, for Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden and 746 votes, or 21 percent, for Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.
September 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA – Events on the University of Pennsylvania campus on Sept. 17 and 19 will honor the nation’s constitution. Sept. 17 is Constitution Day.
August 9, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — As the world’s accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when it’s burned than do many other hydrocarbon fuels. But because of the very stable structure of the methane molecule, it can be difficult to access the energy stored within.
June 22, 2012
PHILADELPHIA -- Providing health care for children through doctor visits and hospitals is important, but there are also other activities that can help youngsters develop into healthy adults.That is the thinking behind the Special Babies Clinic and its Special Trips for Special Babies program.
May 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — It’s official: the spring 2012 Friars Senior Society inductees have arrived and are being welcomed by their new Friars family. It has been part of life at the University of Pennsylvania for 111 years. Now, between the suspense of being tapped, attending Friarside coffee houses and making new friends, three of the newly initiated Friars, Joey Wallerstein, Sharree Walls and Ruthie Gold, say they are proud of the rich legacy they are joining as rising seniors.