Penn Researchers: Colleges and Universities Are Crucial to Their Communities

The Netter Center's Ira Harkavy and GSE's Matthew Hartley are sharing Penn's commitment to civic engagement with higher education leaders around the world.

Penn Launches Online Courses for English Language Learners This Summer

Penn is offering five free, open online courses to English language learners around the globe, including those with limited internet connectivity and those logging in through mobile devices.

Penn Graduate Student Selected as a St. Gallen ‘Leader of Tomorrow’

Leaders of nations, businesses and academia gathered in a corner of Switzerland to meet promising young graduate students and foster dialogue on critical economic and political issues.

Penn’s Weingarten Learning Resources Center Offers Students Means to Thrive

Working to address their specific needs as a part of a collaborative process, the Weingarten Learning Resources Center provides a safe, welcoming space for students with disabilities to “take control.”

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

At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum? May 24, 2016 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education comments on college student activists.

Donald Trump Is a Fact Checker’s Nightmare May 24, 2016 | Toronto Star

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is interviewed on fact-checking.

Video: Penn Students Bio-engineer Field Trip Dream Into ‘Save-the-Planet’ Discovery May 23, 2016 |

Undergraduates Miranda Yang and Jeanny Yao are featured as the founders of BioCellection and winners of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition.

Sting of Myself May 30, 2016 | New Yorker

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the growth of negative political campaigning.

Hacking Memory to Follow Through With Intentions May 23, 2016 | Science Daily

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a study about setting reminders to help remember tasks.