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


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.
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.
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.
For the all-female musical sketch comedy group, Bloomers, making people laugh is another benefit of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 Kolkata 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.