Penn Connects 2.0: Envisioning the Future

In 2006, Penn had a vision.

Anne Papageorge, Penn’s vice president for Facilities and Real Estate Services, says the first phase of the campus blueprint, called Penn Connects, made the goals of President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact real.

Class of 2016 Gets a Taste of Penn Traditions

To the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” from the University of Pennsylvania Band, President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price, Secretary of the University Leslie Kruhly, deans, and faculty kicked off Convocation, marking the entry of the newest members of the Penn community.

“Welcome home,” President Amy Gutmann said to the crowd.

Move-In Day for Class of 2016

Carrying all the essentials of dorm life, including televisions, bedding, laptops, and entire wardrobes on hangers and in suitcases, nearly 2,500 freshmen have begun their Penn experience.

President Amy Gutmann greeted the newest members of the Penn community as they arrived.

What Will Effect of Cooper Medical School Be on Neighborhood?

August 3, 2012

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design is quoted about the possible effect of Cooper Medical School on the city of Camden.

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Forums Seek a Neighbor-friendly Vision for Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 30, 2012

Harris Steinberg and Helene Furjan of the School of Design and Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education are all cited during a forum about the future of the Parkway.

Article Source: Newsworks

Philly Residents Asked to Help Shape Parkway Development Plans

July 23, 2012

PennPraxis of the School of Design is cited for involvement with the Parkway Action Plan.

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Eye-Catching Design—With an Impact

The spiked, sky-blue structure in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in New York is more than just a striking design.

It’s also an award-winning installation, as well as an environmentally friendly structure designed to combat air pollutants.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151June 11, 2012

'Artifacts, Massacres and Dinner Parties' Exhibit

Working primarily in graphite and creating large, detailed drawings, Julie Saecker Schneider of the School of Design has put together “Artifacts, Massacres, and Dinner Parties” at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery.

The exhibit, which runs until June 22, features some of her work recontextualizing myths and the physical description of memory. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 22, 2012

PennDesign Students Assist Cities in Highway Projects

Many interstate highways across North America are about 50 years old, at the end of their lifespans and in need of repair or replacement. Some communities, such as Montreal, New Orleans and the Bronx are actively considering or in the process of removing an aging highway.

A group of students in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design spent the spring semester researching and offering proposals for highway removal and redesign to government and planning officials in six cities.

Commencement 2012

Gray skies and a light sprinkle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as 5,858 graduates made their way to Franklin Field for Penn’s 256th Commencement on May 14.

University Chaplain Charles L. Howard urged the Class of 2012 to offer thanks to their parents and other loved ones and to the faculty, staff and administration that helped them achieve their goals.