• Penn Relays 2012

    Penn Relays 2012

    The excitement is palpable and the roar of the crowd is unforgettable during the Penn Relays each April at Franklin Field. Officially known as The Penn Relay Carnival, the largest amateur track meet and oldest organized relay competition in the United States was established in 1895.

  • A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

    A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

    Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater. These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

  • Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois’ Scholarship

    Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois’ Scholarship

    In February, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to posthumously bestow civil rights activist and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois with an Honorary Emeritus Professorship in Sociology and Africana Studies.[youtube]http://www.youtube.

  • A Sky View of Penn’s Vibrant Urban Campus

    A Sky View of Penn’s Vibrant Urban Campus

    A bird’s-eye view of Penn’s campus provides a unique perspective on some of the University’s iconic structures, such as Huntsman Hall, Franklin Field, and the brick pathways that lace College Green.[youtube]http://www.youtube.

  • Tapping the History of Philly’s Trees

    Tapping the History of Philly’s Trees

    The Woodlands, a 54-acre historic site and cemetery in University City, is the final resting place for many prominent Philadelphians. Paul Philippe Cret, the architect, planner, and former professor in what was then called Penn’s School of Fine Arts is buried there, as are several members of the Drexel family, and renowned American painter Thomas Eakins.