Nancy Shawcross comments on Penn Libraries acquiring the papers and memorabilia of songwriter and alum Ray Evans.
PHILADELPHIA – As part of their introduction to the University of Pennsylvania, incoming students will participate in the Penn Reading Project this fall with the book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal.
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PHILADELPHIA -– The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has acquired the papers and memorabilia of songwriter and Penn alum Ray Evans and his wife, Wyn, thanks to a gift from The Ray & Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation. The Foundation will also fund the two-year appointment of a project cataloger who will fully integrate the materials into the Libraries’ collections.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1.
The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
WHAT: The Youth Urban Mobile Market, a youth-driven bicycle cart filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that are for sale in West Philadelphia neighborhoods from 52nd to 60th streets. YUMM will be launched at the first-ever Youth Growers Market, where young urban gardeners will sell fresh produce that they have grown themselves.
President Amy Gutmann describes the late Ruth Perelman as a person of “generous spirit and strong commitment to education, medicine, and culture in Philadelphia [who] will be remembered for countless generations to come.”
Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious civic leader with the passing of Ruth Perelman. In our city's centuries-long history, Mrs. Perelman and her husband, Raymond, have made a mark unlike any other. We at the University of Pennsylvania -- home of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine -- have benefitted invaluably from her tireless generosity and that of Raymond and their family.
PHILADELPHIA — Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.