Media Advisories

Penn President Amy Gutmann Headlines ‘Women Leading Academia’ Panel
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Four female college leaders take the stage at the 92nd St. Y in New York City.
Carriage Used to Rescue Napoleon III’s Wife Returns to Penn Dental Medicine
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The year was 1870. Napoleon III and his troops had just surrendered to the Prussians in the Battle of Sedan. As news of the emperor’s capture spread, mobs formed in Paris, aiming to dismantle the old government and form a new one. The life of Napoleon’s wife, Empress Eugenie, was in danger, and a trusted confidant formed a plan to spirit her out of Paris to safety in England. That confidant?
Samantha Power and Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn's 259th Commencement
Monday, May 4, 2015
Ambassador Samantha Power will speak at Penn's 259th Commencement on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Penn to Honor Alum, Broadway Producer Harold Prince With Creative Spirit Award
Friday, April 17, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania will honor distinguished alum and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with the 2015 Creative Spirit Award at a reception on Thursday, April 23. 
Fifth Annual Materials Day
Friday, January 30, 2015
Four Finalists Compete for the Rights to Commercialize Penn Nanotech in Third Annual Y-Prize
Friday, January 23, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania Y-Prize Competition has announced the four finalists who will battle for $5,000 and rights to commercialize their application of Penn nanotechnology at the third annual Y-Prize Grand Finale.
Penn Launches Young Quaker Community Athletics Initiative in West Philly Schools
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania's new Young Quakers Community Athletics program  provides mentoring, pairing Penn intercollegiate and varsity players with the school-aged athletes and offering additional resources including staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation and access to the University’s playing fields at no cost in three West Philadelphia K-8 schools: Comegys, 
Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Talk Like a Philadelphian’
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Philadelphians have a unique way of speaking that extends far beyond “youse,” “jawn” and “wit wiz or witout?” Drawing on 40 years of intensive research conducted at Penn on the Philadelphia accent, Professor Tamminga will play recordings of speech of typical Philadelphians, identifying the words and sounds that make “Philly speak” unique.
Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch
Monday, November 10, 2014
The Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good, will be formally launched at an event on Monday, November 17.