Penn Wharton China Center Partners With Philadelphia Orchestra on 2016 Asia Tour

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Wharton China Center is partnering with The Philadelphia Orchestra on its 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency May 19 – June 5.

Two University of Pennsylvania Students Win Critical Language Scholarships

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania, Daniel Blackey and William Dossett, have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships. They are among approximately 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate student CLS scholarship recipients this year.

Penn Study Finds Well Being Necessary Part of Public Policy Agenda

Using decades of gross domestic product and human thriving data, Arts & Sciences’ Alejandro Adler and Martin Seligman show that well being can and should be key to public policy.

Penn Rising Senior Works to Prevent Substance Abuse Through Leadership Training

By guiding high schoolers through a leadership training program he created, University of Pennsylvania rising senior Theodore Caputi of Upper Makefield, Pa., is tackling teenage substance abuse.

Campus & Community


  •  Commencement 2016

    Commencement 2016

    Penn President Amy Gutmann was joined by Commencement speaker Lin-Manuel Miranda—the award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer—in celebrating the University graduates of the Class of 2016…

  • Celebrating President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize Recipients

    Celebrating President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize Recipients

    The 2016 President’s Engagement Prize and President’s Innovation Prize winners were honored for their unique ideas, creativity, and leadership.

  • W.E.B. Du Bois at Penn

    In 1896, Du Bois was appointed an assistant instructor at Penn and began his investigation of the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia—research that he would turn into his groundbreaking work, “The Philadelphia Negro.”…

  • Penn Alum Puts President’s Engagement Prize to Good Use in Ghana

    With the help of a 2015 President’s Engagement Prize, recent Penn graduate Shadrack Frimpong is working to fill an unmet need in his hometown of Tarkwa Breman, Ghana.

  • A Vision for Penn, 10 Years in the Making

    Penn Connects 2.0 is the second phase of the University’s land use and urban design plan that focuses on sustainability and renovations of existing buildings. The original Penn Connects plan was formed in 2006.

  • A House of One’s Own

    The Kelly Writers House offers students across the disciplines a dynamic, welcoming community bound by a love for the written word. …

  • An Architectural Landmark, Preserved and Restored

    Renovations to the Richards Medical Research Laboratories, designed by the renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, have restored the modern architectural gem to its original glory.

  • A Leg Up on Learning

    At Civic House, Penn’s hub for student-led community service and social advocacy work, the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project helps elementary, middle, and high school students who live or go to school in West Philly realize their academic potential by assisting them with schoolwork.

  • ‘Freedom is our shared bond’

    German President Joachim Gauck made a historic trip to the University of Pennsylvania, discussing the deep relationship that has evolved between Germany and the United States and the important ties that will bind them in the future.

  • Advice for Incoming Freshmen

    Now that the first-year students have settled into their dorms and started work in the classrooms, labs, and libraries, upperclassmen offer them advice on the next step: how to take advantage of all Penn has to offer without missing opportunities or getting overwhelmed.

Penn in the news

Penn Engineering Launches New Research Facility at Pennovation Works May 25, 2016 | Philadelphia Business Journal

The new Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub (PERCH) at the Pennovation Center is featured.

Is Amazon Reinventing Retail for the 21st Century? May 19, 2016 | Huffington Post

Amazon@Penn is included in a list of college pick-up destinations.

‘Hamilton’ Star, Playwright Honored at Penn Graduation May 16, 2016 | Philly.com

Lin-Manuel Miranda is featured as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2016.

Audio: Penn Seniors’ Missives to Younger Selves Offer Wisdom to Other Fledging Freshmen May 2, 2016 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Undergraduates Lauren McCann and Bobby Lundquist are highlighted for a new project, “Dear Penn Freshmen,” that uses letters from upperclassmen to encourage younger students.

The Dreamer Who Dared to Dream April 28, 2016 | Al Día

Undergraduate Alfredo Muniz is featured as one of the 2016 President’s Innovation Prize winners.