A Penn Museum domino display shines a spotlight on the University’s Year of Games.
PHILADELPHIA –- With a green power usage of 200,194,600 kWh annually, the University of Pennsylvania has retained its top spot among institutions of higher learning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green-power purchasers.
The EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the highest green-power purchases in the nation since 2006, and Penn has led its peers for the past five years.
PHILADELPHIA – When former University of Pennsylvania professor Catherine “Kaki” Marshall saw the efforts major Canadian cities make each year to put on quality theater festivals for children, she decided that needed to happen here.
As scientists and other scholars study rapid climate changes and climate crises affecting different parts of the world today, relatively little discussion is being focused on climate crises faced by humans in the past. The ancient Maya, the Saharan ancestors of the ancient Egyptians, ancient Romans and medieval Europeans are among many cultures who have faced dramatic climate change, adapting or not adapting to changing conditions throughout the millennia.
WHAT: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden, a project designed to develop a healthier community by providing access to local, organic, affordable, nutritious and culturally relevant food, and a space where community members can maintain a relationship with the land.
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the most affordable private colleges in the United States.
The ranking was issued by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and lists “the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability.” Penn was ranked sixth among the nation’s top 100 private universities.
Three sessions of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s 10th anniversary celebration are open to the public: a student-perspective forum, a research update and an anniversary symposium. All will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
A gift from Roy and Diana Vagelos to establish the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research is featured.
Penn’s Craig R. Carnaroli to Chair Group Advising Philadelphia School District on Finances and Operations
PHILADELPHIA – Craig R. Carnaroli, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been named chair of the Financial Operations and Systems Working Group, which will advise the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
The announcement was made by Mayor Michael Nutter in conjunction with the SRC and Ron Tomalis, the Pennsylvania secretary of education.