Penn Libraries/History of Art Student-curated Exhibit Reaps Benefits and an Award

For a group of University of Pennsylvania students from André Dombrowski’s fall 2014 curatorial seminar, the excitement of curating an exhibition in the Penn Libraries and creating an accompanying catalog came rushing back when the

Inaugural President’s Innovation Prize Winners Announced at Penn

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of four undergraduates as the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize recipients.

Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space

By analyzing accounts of awe that result from seeing Earth from space, David Yaden and Johannes Eichstaedt of the University of Pennsylvania delve deep into the psychology of astronauts.

Penn Celebrates Opening of the Stephen A. Levin Building: A New Hub for the Neural and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Pennsylvania officially opened the Stephen A. Levin Building with a dedication ceremony on April 14. The six-story, $68.6-million, 78,000-square-foot building integrates psychology, biology and behavioral sciences under one roof with research laboratories, teaching facilities and space for students to collaborate and study. 

Campus & Community


  • 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.

  • Building Up Quality on Campus

    Penn is always working hard to revamp, restore, and revitalize its campus. Construction projects preserve the excellence of living and learning at the University.

  • Convocation 2015

    For the Class of 2019, a Penn education is just the beginning of a lifelong "journey of discovery.”…

Penn in the news

Penn Completes $68M Building April 21, 2016 | Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn’s newly completed Stephen A. Levin building which will house the psychology, biology and behavioral sciences departments is profiled.

Penn’s Gutmann Awards Inaugural ‘Innovation Prize’ April 20, 2016 | Philly.com

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners.

SEPTA to Add 25 Electric Buses Next Year April 20, 2016 | Philly.com

Christina Simeone of the School of Design’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy comments on how Philadelphia’s ozone levels do not meet federal standards.

‘Prescribing’ Veggies for Holistic Health Care April 12, 2016 | Philly.com

Undergraduate Zoe Blickenderfer of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about physicians “prescribing” children fresh produce which is often supplied by local farmers.

Philadelphia Museum to Host Its Own Legends of the Hidden Temple April 1, 2016 | Entertainment Weekly

Kate Quinn of the Penn Museum is quoted about the preparation for “Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition.”