• A Century with the Penn Museum’s Sphinx

    A Century with the Penn Museum’s Sphinx

    In 1913, a massive piece of granite arrived in Philadelphia that forever changed the scope of the Penn Museum’s collection. This was the arrival of the Sphinx, an approximately 15-ton single piece of red granite from Memphis, Egypt.

  • Cultivating Knowledge

    Cultivating Knowledge

    A stone’s throw from bustling 38th Street, just off Hamilton Walk, lies a carefully curated green oasis, and nearby, a soaring glass-walled structure where plants from the exotic to the mundane are cared for and studied. The James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden, better known as the BioPond, is a well-loved campus resource by those in the know.

  • Expert Advice, Unbiased and Nonpartisan

    Expert Advice, Unbiased and Nonpartisan

    Lawmakers faced with decisions about the economic recovery, funding for schools, rising health care costs, and the housing market could benefit from a little bit of unbiased expert advice.

  • A Look Inside Penn’s Outdoor Spaces

    A Look Inside Penn’s Outdoor Spaces

    In Philadelphia—a city famed for its perpendicular streets and silver skyline—a step onto Penn’s campus can take visitors into a verdant, yet wildly urban setting. The University’s lush, leafy atmosphere is carefully planned.

  • Words of Wisdom

    Words of Wisdom

    The newest members of the Penn community have arrived on campus—and sophomores, juniors, and seniors have some sage advice for the freshmen: Find your passion and leave room to explore.