School of Veterinary Medicine students discuss the School-sponsored "Canine Chillout” event.
WHAT: University of Pennsylvania's 254th Commencement ceremony
WHO: Jon Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, will present the main commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
PHILADELPHIA –- Vice President Joe Biden, father of a 2010 graduate, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Commencement on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.
Biden, a Pennsylvania native, was one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate and is widely recognized for his work on social-justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has been acknowledged as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible schools, according to the Princeton Review, which partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to create “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”
Penn’s Police Department Earns Third Consecutive International Accreditation, “Flagship Agency” Status
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Police Department has been awarded international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. and was selected as a “flagship agency” among its peers.
To earn accreditation, UPPD was required to comply with 463 standards, codes and state-of-the-art practices.
New Round of Green Fund Projects Includes Storm Water Harvesting, Worm Composting, Energy-Use Reduction
PHILADELPHIA –- Nine sustainability projects ranging from composting office food waste to reusing storm water to monitoring and reducing energy use will begin this spring at the University of Pennsylvania with Green Fund support.
WHAT: A “Low Carbon Diet Day” in observance of Earth Day, during which the menu in the University of Pennsylvania dining halls will feature foods with a low carbon footprint
WHO: By serving foods that contribute less greenhouse-gas emission, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will inform consumers about reducing their carbon impact. Diners can track their carbon use Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Diet calculator at: http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22