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

215-573-8151

jleong@upenn.edu

In the history of Penn, Alice Emerson is the only person to hold the title of Dean of Students. Emerson came to Penn in 1966 as the Acting Dean of Women, and two months later, she was named Dean of Women. Emerson was also an assistant professor of political science.
University of Pennsylvania students can be both brainy and brawny, as the Mr. and Ms. Penn bodybuilding competition demonstrates.On Nov. 3, Zellerbach Theater was packed with family and friends as 29 contestants vied for the titles.
For University of Pennsylvania senior Cait Breslin, studying abroad in Buenos Aires and in Calcutta has been an important part of her college experience. And she says it is good preparation toward her long-term goal of becoming a physician.
Many planners seek to expand major airports in the United States, despite the significant socioeconomic and environmental impacts. In an expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport, for example, city officials must take into account the substantial environmental impact on nearby residents, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and the Delaware River.
Some University of Pennsylvania freshmen are already following in the Penn tradition of serving the community.
Being a student IT advisor at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about helping others. It’s also a learning experience. Along with a team of professional Penn staff, 80 student information technology advisors offer tech support to students, faculty and staff who reside in all 11 College Houses. 
For many students, the arts are a vibrant and integral part of their Penn experience, through outlets such as singing, dancing, playing an instrument, performing in plays, or doing stand-up. This weekend, a parade of students will share their artistic talents with the greater University community, and the general public at large.
Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.
Rowing, one of the oldest sports at Penn, began in 1854 when 10 freshmen founded the University Barge Club (UBC).
Penn is encouraging greater participation by students, faculty, and staff in the electoral process. The Penn Voter Education Task Force, an initiative of the Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA), aims to increase voter registration, as well as provide reminders to go to the polls or vote by absentee ballot.