University Communications Staff

Jeanne Leong

News Officer

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Penn Libraries is commemorating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a party and exhibit opening in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (where we lay our scene).
Penn Libraries is commemorating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a party and exhibit opening in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (where we lay our scene).
The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language. Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.
Architect Julian Abele designed some of the 20th century’s most illustrious buildings, but recognition of his contributions came only after decades of obscurity.
A unique spring break trip for some University of Pennsylvania students could turn a vacation into a vocation.
One of the many casualties of the ongoing financial crisis facing the School District of Philadelphia has been the layoff of librarians and the closure of libraries in many schools. Central and Masterman high schools—two of the best in the city and state—had to close their libraries because they lacked funding for a librarian before an anonymous person gave a donation to reopen them. Other district schools have not been so lucky.
A pioneer in dermatology, Louis Duhring was a physician and Penn professor whose work and generosity left a lasting legacy in the field and at the University.
Studying and finding treatments for rare diseases such as hemophilia and cystic fibrosis require hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding, as researchers at the Penn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy in the Perelman School of Medicine know all too well.
It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter. 
John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.