The University of Pennsylvania’s second annual PennMOVES – (Move-Out Volunteers Engaging in Service)
This will be a sale of the items left behind by students during move out — clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, non-perishable food items —that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. These items have been collected and arranged by category and are available for purchase.
PHILADELPHIA — Sowsan Salaam, a 12-year-old sixth-grader from the University of Pennsylvania-assisted partnership school, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Elementary in West Philadelphia, is in Washington, D.C., today, competing against nearly 300 of the best spellers across the country at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week.
PHILADELPHIA – FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a “Personal Voice” award for the best Web site in the “politics” category. This is the third year in a row that FactCheck.org has been honored in the Webby awards competition.
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania will be honored June 6 by the Urban League of Philadelphia for its commitment to workforce diversity and business-inclusion programs.
PHILADELPHIA –- Kirk Byron Jones, professor of ethics and preaching at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Mass., will speak at the University of Pennsylvania’s 2009 Baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.
Two ceremonies will be held, one at 1:30 p.m. for graduates whose last names begin with A through K and another at 3 p.m. for the L-Z graduates.
(Note for news media: Reporters and photographers covering the Commencement ceremony on May 18 at Franklin Field should pick up media badges at the Athletic Ticket Office at the stadium’s main entrance.)
PHILADELPHIA –- Eric Schmidt, Google chairman and chief executive officer, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania’s University-wide ceremonies that begin at 10 a.m., Monday, May 18.
A dedication/ribbon-cutting for the Weave Bridge that provides pedestrian access over the Amtrak rail lines from the main portion of the University of Pennsylvania campus to the athletic fields and ROTC center at the Hollenback Center.
The Weave Bridge is the first structure in the Penn Connects campus development plan to be finished.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the nation’s leading purchaser of green power among institutions of higher learning.
Penn led by purchasing nearly 193 million kilowatt-hours of green power, which represents 46 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. The University buys renewable energy certificates from Community Energy, which helps to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the campus’ purchased-electricity use.