Philadelphia & Community
Penn Students' Interviews, Research Fundamental to Development of Virtual West Philadelphia History Museum
PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania students are playing a pivotal role in a virtual-history museum focusing on West Philadelphia.
Through an academically based community-service course at Penn, students have had the opportunity to be part of the West Philadelphia Community History Center, an interactive Web site that can grow as a collective portrait of the history, families and institutions of the area that is home to the Penn campus.
The University of Pennsylvania’s second annual PennMOVES – (Move-Out Volunteers Engaging in Service)
This will be a sale of the items left behind by students during move out — clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, non-perishable food items —that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. These items have been collected and arranged by category and are available for purchase.
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania will be honored June 6 by the Urban League of Philadelphia for its commitment to workforce diversity and business-inclusion programs.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host “The Future of Cities: The World, The Nation, Philadelphia,” a free, public discussion between Philadelphia officials and experts on the city’s bold new vision for sustainable planning and infrastructure investment, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14. The event will be at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Penn IUR Hosts Book Signing and Discussion With Authors of 'Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black and Male'
An informal discussion, book signing, press conference and reception with the authors of “Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black
and Male,” sponsored by Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
A dedication/ribbon-cutting for the Weave Bridge that provides pedestrian access over the Amtrak rail lines from the main portion of the University of Pennsylvania campus to the athletic fields and ROTC center at the Hollenback Center.
The Weave Bridge is the first structure in the Penn Connects campus development plan to be finished.
PHILADELPHIA – Three urban leaders have been honored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the 5th Annual Urban Leadership Forum, “Building Competitive and Sustainable Cities,” at the University of Pennsylvania.
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution were singled out as exemplary leaders guiding cities toward a sustainable future.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research celebrates its fifth anniversary with a reception on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Ave. of the Republic in Philadelphia.