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Headed by Penn President’s Engagement Prize Winner, Ghanaian Girls’ School Opens
February 24, 2017
Two years ago, the vision of Shadrack Frimpong, then a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, was to to open a girls’ school and health clinic in his home village of Tarkwa Breman, Ghana. It was little more than that: an idea, some words on paper.
‘Monument Lab’ Public Art Project to Feature PennDesign Faculty and Alumna’s Work
February 15, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s David Hartt, Sharon Hayes and Shira Walinsky and alumna Kaitlin Pomerantz are among 22 artists and teams who will be creating work in public squares and parks throughout Philadelphia this fall as part of  “Monument Lab.” The proj
Penn IUR Fellow, Design Professor Wins International Best Paper Award
January 27, 2017
Megan Ryerson, a Penn Design professor and fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Resaerch won the Transportation Research Board’s International Best Paper Award for her work on air carrier incentive programs. 
Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Announces Fall Interdisciplinary Grants
November 22, 2016
The Fels Policy Research Initiative in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania has announced eight collaborative grant recipients. Each will be awarded as much as $15,000 in support of three new working groups and five conferences, designed to further interdisciplinary partnerships.
Penn Awards IEA Director Kleinman Center’s Carnot Prize, Creates Fellowship in His Honor
November 17, 2016
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design awarded its second annual Carnot Prize to Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency.
Penn’s Inaugural Digital Humanities Fellows Study Art, Urban History and Media
November 1, 2016
Konhee Chang, Rebecca Heilweil and Izzy Korostoff made up the inaugural class of undergraduate Price Lab fellows.
Penn Announces Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
October 11, 2016
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price have announced the creation of the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.
Penn IUR to Participate in United Nations Conference on Sustainable Urbanization
October 4, 2016
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) will participate in Habitat III, the United Nations premier conference addressing sustainable urban development, to be held in Quito, Ecuador on October 17-20, 2016.
Penn’s EnerFront Sparks New Ideas on Energy Sustainability
September 29, 2016
By Patrick Ammerman Scientists can seem set apart from other disciplines, interpreting the rules of the natural world without the involvement of the social sciences and the humanities. But a new initiative at the University of Pennsylvania is trying to change that by fostering new collaborations around the lynchpin issue of energy.
Penn Design’s Mary Reid Kelly Receives MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’
September 22, 2016
Mary Reid Kelley, a senior critic in the Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has been selected as a 2016 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.