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, Public Safety, Student Life, Women's Center

215-573-8151

jleong@upenn.edu

After training for months and then running the equivalent of nearly six marathons in six consecutive days in the Atacama Desert in Chile, University of Pennsylvania student Jesús Pérez now feels empowered to tackle any challenge he encounters.
After being tucked away in storage for decades, pieces of priceless art from the late 19th century that are owned by the School of Dental Medicine are being restored to their original splendor.
Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires. 
For members of Penn Rec’s softball league, when the workday ends, the fun begins at Penn Park. Comprised of nearly 400 staff and faculty, along with a few students, the teams participate in friendly but competitive games from May to July.
For Ingred Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, some of her most enriching experiences have occurred through opportunities to study and explore abroad.
Some Penn students show their school spirit by leading a cheering crowd at football games at Franklin Field, or by throwing toast during the singing of “Drink a Highball.” Other Penn fanatics use red and blue paint to spell out “P-E-N-N” on their bodies. Clothing bearing a variety of designs, fonts, and University nicknames, spelling out “Pennsylvania” or “U of P” and in recent years, “Penn,” has always been a popular way to show Penn pride, but many other items have also offered students a chance to say, “Hurrah for the Red and Blue.”
Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way. 
WHO:      University of Pennsylvania Libraries and PhillyDH WHAT:    PhillyDH@Penn, a digital humanities, participant-led conference WHEN:    Friday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.WHERE:  Van Pelt Library
When U.S. District Judge John E. Jones’s May 20 ruling overturned Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, making it legal for members of the LGBT community to marry in the Commonwealth, some of the loudest cheers came from Penn Law School.
May graduate Tania Chairez never planned to become an activist, but soon after she arrived at the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman, she found a new calling. Chairez became an advocate for undocumented residents of the United States.