Penn’s Synchronized Swimmers Make a Splash

For the first time in the team's 70-year history, Penn Synchro finished in the top 10 at the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships in Gainesville, Fla. this year.

Penn Researcher Uncovers the Unexpected History of Separating Church and State

Sarah Barringer Gordon, a professor in the History Department at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law, is writing Freedom’s Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876, which will offer fresh perspectives on the disestablishment of religion during the century following the American Revolution.

Penn Hosts Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Diversity Workshop

Recognizing the importance of inclusion and diversity in their business practices, more than 70 members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce gathered at the University of Pennsylvania on April 5 to discuss how to successfully address unconscious bias and foster constructive relationships in the work environment.

Raising Awareness at Penn About the Media and Environmental Issues

Like many people, University of Pennsylvania senior Melanie Murphy uses her smartphone to do a Google search when she’s looking for information, but, now that she knows about the environmental impact of using electronic devices, she thinks twice before doing so. 

Education, Business & Policy


  • In Social Movements, ‘Slacktivists’ Matter

    People who use social media to sign online petitions, share activist videos, and retweet political statements may be dismissed as “slacktivists,” but recent research shows they actually play a critical role in extending the reach of social movements.

  • Debunking False Claims About Climate Change

    SciCheck, a feature of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org project, recaps some misleading claims about global warming, glaciers, and carbon emissions made by politicians in the last year. …

  • Pushing the Boundaries of Science to Advance Human Health

    Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors John Gearhart, who discovered how to isolate and propagate the world’s first human pluripotent stem cells, and Jonathan Moreno, who has been called “the most interesting bioethicist of our time,” discuss key issues in the field of gene therapy.

  • http://www.upenn.edu/spotlights/lending-hand-abroad

    Will Slotznick, a junior from West Chester, Pa., is studying international relations in the College of Arts & Sciences with minors in African studies and international development, and is the founding director of Global Impact Collaborative (GIC).

  • Penn Hosts 2015 Silfen Forum in China Celebrating Global Engagement

    Renowned government and business leaders joined Penn President Amy Gutmann for a wide-ranging discussion on globalization, innovation, and engagement between the U.S. and China.

  • I-Corps Puts Penn Startups In Drive

    It’s a crash course in business skills, Peter Gebhard says, while summing up his experience so far with Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, an accelerator program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Improving the Quality and Relevance of Presidential Debates

    In a 48-page report released in advance of the 2016 election season, an Annenberg Public Policy Center working group has laid out a series of suggestions to improve presidential debates.

  • A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

  • Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    In a little less than an hour, listeners learn how to take their companies public—or build their brands—thanks to advice from Amanda Miller Littlejohn.

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”…

Penn in the news

Sallie Mae Now Offers Education Loans to Parents April 29, 2016 | New York Times

Research about college affordability led by the Institute for Research on Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education is cited.

Hallmark’s New Mother’s Day Cards Focus on ‘New Normal’ April 29, 2016 | USA Today

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says, “Cards that don’t make sense for someone’s life won’t be bought in today’s world, so looking for an underserved segment is a terrific growth opportunity.”

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.

This Is Why Apple iPhone Sales Are Tanking in China April 28, 2016 | MarketWatch

John Zhang of the Wharton School comments on plummeting Apple iPhone sales in China.

Fading Affordability April 28, 2016 | Inside Higher Ed

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments about co-authoring a study on college affordability for Americans.