Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the economic value of churches to the surrounding communities.
Robert Berkowitz of the School of Medicine speaks about the new USDA guidelines for school lunches.
President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the School of Medicine Glen Gaulton are highlighted for their roles in improving the West Philadelphia area.
William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences, author of the Atlas of North American English, remarks on the videomaker’s Philadelphia dialect sound changes.
Water flows all around us. It makes up about 60 percent of our bodies. We need to drink it to survive. We need it, too, to keep our living spaces clean and to carry away our waste. Globally, sources of clean water are drying up, and what society must do to conserve and preserve this resource serves as Penn’s academic theme for 2010-11. Organizers of the Year of Water had only to look to the University’s own sustainability commitment for inspiration.
Penn's Morris Arboretum recently dedicated its new $13 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm on October 5, 2010 with Penn President Amy Gutmann, Penn Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, Philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton, Advisory Board Chair Ann Reed, and Arboretum Director Paul Meyer attending the rainy day ceremony.
On the eastern edge of campus, work crews at Penn Park are putting the pedal to the metal, pushing to complete as much construction as possible before the worst of winter weather sets in.