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2012 Portfolio by Penn’s Terry Adkins Reconsidered Through Exhibition
June 3, 2014
Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way. 
Practicing What She Teaches, Penn Alum Is Award-winning Film Editor
June 2, 2014
When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate. A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.
Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality
April 28, 2014
By Marjorie Ferrone It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.
Penn IUR Co-Director Eugenie Birch Elected Chair of the World Urban Campaign
April 17, 2014
Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn IUR, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable ur
After a Decade, Penn Institute of Urban Research Celebrates Partnerships and Progress
February 24, 2014
With the number of city dwellers expected to double in the next 30 years, bringing the tally to 7 billion city inhabitants worldwide, urbanization poses a wide range of critical issues, including housing, education, food security, energy, crime, economic development, income equality and public health.
Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future
February 19, 2014
 WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement
February 18, 2014
John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.
Penn Medicine Public Art Initiative Aims to Draw Attention to AEDs
February 6, 2014
If you saw someone collapse and lose consciousness, you would likely call 911, and if they weren’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, you might also know to start CPR while you waited for help to arrive. But would you know where to look for an automated external defibrillator (AED)?
Four from Penn to Participate in 2014 Whitney Biennial
December 10, 2013
PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania professors, Terry Adkins, Ken Lum and Joshua Mosley, all PennDesign faculty, have been chosen to participate in the Whitney Biennial, the largest and most influential exhibition of contemporary art in the United States.  Anthony Elms, an associate curator at the
Penn Student Finds Her Calling in Printmaking and Public Service
December 3, 2013
If University of Pennsylvania senior Loren Kole could give her younger freshman year self some advice, it would be this: Don’t get hung up on what you think you should be doing. Like most of her Ivy League contemporaries, Kole is a high achiever in and out of the classroom.