University Communications Staff

Jeanne Leong

News Officer

Architecture, Black Student Cultural Center, Botswana UPenn Partnership, Career Services, City and Regional Planning, Civic House, Computing, Fine Arts, Greenfield Intercultural Center, Historic Preservation, International Programs, La Casa Latina, Landscape Architecture, Library, Morris Arboretum, Pan-Asian American Community House, Student Life, Women's Center

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jleong@upenn.edu

Penn Libraries is showcasing some rare items concerning the Emancipation Proclamation in its new exhibit, “The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair,” which highlights the document and its role in the abolition of slavery.
For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.
As part of Penn’s participation in the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, University organizers are putting out a call for students, faculty, and staff to host an event or activity at the spring extravaganza. Held from April 24-May 2, the Science Festival of discovery and innovation, organized by The Franklin Institute, is a collaboration involving area universities, research centers, museums, and high-tech companies.
Interest in Irish studies increased at Penn in the 1980s as the territorial conflict that began in 1968 continued over the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. The University began offering world affairs courses that focused on Irish history and society, as well as a noncredit course on Irish culture.
Students at the University of Pennsylvania can study in Cuba thanks to a Penn Summer Abroad program in Havana.
When University of Pennsylvania student Amy Phillips learned about the Girl Scouts at Penn program, she immediately joined.Having been a Scout from kindergarten through high school, Phillips was thrilled to be able to continue her involvement at Penn.
For the all-female musical sketch comedy group, Bloomers, making people laugh is another benefit of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.
The fall season’s cleanup is nearly complete, with a lion’s share of the autumn leaves raked and discarded, but there are a few other lawn-cleaning issues to consider when maintaining green grass throughout the winter.
The Towne Building exemplifies the architectural character of Penn’s large laboratory buildings from the early 1900s. Constructed in 1906, the “New Engineering Building,” as it was called at the time, was the University’s largest structure.
Keith Weigelt, the Marks-Darivoff Family Professor at the Wharton School, aims to help reduce the “racial wealth gap” by teaching financial literacy classes to people in Penn’s surrounding community. The “Building Bridges to Wealth” program, a Wharton initiative, is currently offered to high school students and adults in underserved communities.