The University of Pennsylvania today announced it will break ground tomorrow on its first-ever residential building specifically designed as a college house, Penn’s residential system that brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus.
On October 24, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy presented Dr. Timothy Block of Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania with the 2013 Advocate of the Watershed Environmental Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the local environment.
Penn’s “Ivy in the Backyard” college-application seminar for local high school students, presented by the Office of Admissions, is highlighted.
Anthony Sorrentino of the Executive Vice President’s Office is mentioned for guiding a tour of Penn’s newest retail acquisitions.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Interface Center will host its annual NanoDay@Penn. This public education and outreach event will feature a series of talks, demonstrations and exhibits dealing with nanotechnology, a rapidly expanding scientific discipline that involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale.
The year 2050 seems far away, but urban planners are already working on designing cities to accommodate the expected huge population increase in cities across the globe.
When Disney Animation Studios releases its next feature film in November, the life-like quality of the images in the movie will have been produced, in part, through the work of a student at the University of Pennsylvania.