University Communications Staff

Jeanne Leong

News Officer

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Artist Patrick Dougherty is returning to the Morris Arboretum this month to construct one of his unique stick sculptures. Based in Chapel Hill, N.C., Dougherty has built more than 250 sculptures in the past 30 years at gardens, universities, and museums around the world, including the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Ariz., and at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia.
Beginning in her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Dandi Zhu figured that being successful could only be helped by being around other women who wanted, as she did, to be leaders.That’s what drew her to Ware College House’s Women in Leadership residential program.
Waking up and seeing a two-ton elephant nearby sounds like it could be a scene from a movie, but that’s exactly what University of Pennsylvania student Hannah Watene experienced while studying abroad in Tanzania.
The history of the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum has been chronicled in written stories over the years, but now an audio history series offers an insider’s view from people with strong ties to the organization from the early days to the present.
In addition to academics, residential life plays an important role in Penn’s undergraduate learning experience. Before the construction of the Quad in 1894, Penn had maintained just a few small dorms because the majority of students were local residents who commuted to campus.
A 115-year-old church in West Philadelphia that was days away from being demolished by the city was saved by the efforts of neighborhood resident and PennDesign assistant professor Aaron Wunsch.
A 115-year-old church in West Philadelphia that was days away from being demolished by the city was saved by the efforts of neighborhood resident and PennDesign assistant professor Aaron Wunsch.
An exhibit in Penn’s Architectural Archives showcases the architectural styles of the pioneering White Tower restaurant chain and its role in shaping fast-food culture in America. Founded in 1926, the company operated 350 restaurants at its peak before shutting down in the 1980s.
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.