• Penn Celebrates Groundbreaking of New College House

    Penn Celebrates Groundbreaking of New College House

    On the blustery afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8, under a tent set up on Hill Field, the Penn community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new college house—what President Amy Gutmann called a “living, learning community.

  • Behind the Borders of the Modern Middle East

    Behind the Borders of the Modern Middle East

    Born in Tehran, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, the Robert I. Williams Term Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences, spent the first part of her life in Iran during the reign of the shah, and was an eyewitness as events unfolded during the 1979 Iranian Revolution that removed the shah from power and gave rise to the Ayatollah Khomeini.

  • An Architect’s Vision for Philadelphia

    An Architect’s Vision for Philadelphia

    The influence of architect Paul Philippe Cret endures more than 100 years after he arrived in Philadelphia to teach at Penn.

  • Healthy Smiles for More than a Decade

    Healthy Smiles for More than a Decade

    For more than a decade, Penn Dental Medicine faculty and students have provided oral health education, screenings, and primary dental care to children in West and Southwest Philadelphia.

  • Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery

    Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.