PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $181 million financial-aid budget for 2012-13 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent, the second lowest in 44 years.
President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.
PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss, professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.
PHILADELPHIA –- As part of its Year of Games, the University of Pennsylvania is among the 600-plus colleges and universities across the United States and Canada competing during the next eight weeks in RecycleMania 2012. This competition is designed to see which schools will minimize their waste stream most significantly and achieve the greatest recycling rate.
Paul Meyer of the Morris Arboretum is interviewed about early sprouting and blooming due to the unseasonably warm weather.
PHILADELPHIA – MAGPI, the University of Pennsylvania's Internet2 hub, will host the Advanced Networks and the Arts & Humanities Symposium on Thursday Feb. 2. David McKnight, Penn‘s director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, will give a breakout presentation on the Schoenberg Database Manuscripts during the symposium.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania’s academic theme for 2012-13 will be the “Year of Proof.”
Beginning in September at new student orientation and throughout the year, the University will hold events across disciplines around the theme of “proof.”“Proof is deeply tied to research, and what is more important in an academic institution and intellectual inquiry than research?,” said David Fox, director of New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives in the Office of the Provost.
PHILADELPHIA –- As the threat of global climate change spurred the University of Pennsylvania to reduce its carbon footprint, Penn developed a Climate Action Plan that outlines specific goals and strategies for conserving energy, minimizing waste, reducing emissions, building greener and educating the campus community about living greener.
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship