University Communications Staff

Maria Zankey

Staff Writer


Poetic voices will soon harmonize in hopes of inspiring a more unified and tranquil society at “Footprints of Peace,” a featured program celebrating International Peace Day.
It’s easy for Nancy Peter to love her job, she says, because she created it herself.
From her light-filled office atop 113 S. 36th St., Wendy White jokes about the stresses of being a lawyer. It’s different day-to-day and week-to-week, she says, and a particularly difficult issue she’s working on in the morning often turns into a completely different obstacle by lunchtime.
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is offering a variety of ways for we the people of Penn to celebrate National Constitution Day, more than two centuries after the Founding Fathers first signed the document on Sept. 17, 1787.
Penn faculty and staff who hold their reusable mugs and eco-totes high now have the opportunity to make their dedication to environmental sustainability official. The Green Campus Partnership is currently accepting applications for members of the 2014-2015 Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Program. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.
The Division of Human Resource’s (HR) “Be in the Know” campaign is a program designed to give Penn faculty and staff better insight into their health status—as well as a $100 incentive, less applicable payroll taxes.
As the upcoming fall semester approaches, the University will begin rolling out PennCards with an updated design—the first new look for the PennCard since 2003. The redesign, however, is more than just aesthetic. The new PennCards will feature “contactless” technology—an embedded chip and antenna that will allow users to tap or hold their card within inches of card readers to gain access to University buildings and amenities.
In 1987, the Philadelphia Daily News published an article about Eric Franklin, an ambitious young man who, in spite of being homeless for most of his life, was preparing to attend college.
DIY 2.0: Do-it-yourself culture has evolved to include a lot more than the needlework and canned vegetables of yore. From personal 3D printers to build-your-own robot kits, the DIY landscape is quickly changing, and Debora Lui, a joint Ph.D.
In Susan Davidson’s opinion, computer science is an ideal field for anyone to shape a career.