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


In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  
WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018 WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am
What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.
Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 
Penn’s Open Learning programs expanded this summer with the Blended Learning Initiative, a pilot program that gives some Philadelphia area high school students a chance to take a college-level course and experience life on campus. Through the “Greek and Roman Mythology” course offered by the Blended Learning Initiative, 24 students attended class in Williams Hall for three weeks in July to study Homer’s “The Odyssey.” 
Michael Steele stayed on the University of Pennsylvania campus this summer pursuing research as one of four students selected to participate in the Penn Green Campu
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.