• Teaching and Making Music in the ‘Colored Waiting Room’

    Teaching and Making Music in the ‘Colored Waiting Room’

    That others would find the title of Guthrie Ramsey Jr.’s latest CD both intriguing and repulsive doesn’t bother him. Ramsey, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at Penn, is a musician, historian and thought provocateur.

  • Penn Launches Contest to Map City's Automated External Difibrillators

    Penn Launches Contest to Map City's Automated External Difibrillators

    A team of Penn researchers led by Dr. Raina Merchant is launching a social media project to create a crowd-sourced map of the thousands of automated external difibrillators (AEDs) scattered throughout Philadelphia.

  • The History of Diversity at Penn

    The History of Diversity at Penn

    How does one distinguish between diversity and inclusion? Penn, in partnership with the James Brister Society, examines the question, and provides a snapshot of diversity at Penn since its founding in the short film “Towards Inclusion: Diversity at Penn.

  • Cooking Up Community Engagement

    Cooking Up Community Engagement

    At the weekly Drew Cooking Club, students from the Charles R. Drew Elementary School in West Philadelphia team up with Penn undergraduates studying nutritional anthropology and students in the Graduate School of Education to learn about smart food choices.

  • Why HIV/AIDS is Still a Crisis

    Why HIV/AIDS is Still a Crisis

    Christopher Coleman, associate professor of nursing and multi-cultural diversity in Penn’s School of Nursing, remembers the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a time when patients struggled to live—and die—with dignity.