Stories

  • People Supporting Penn: The Brownstein Family

    College is a time when many young people discover passions they will enjoy for the rest of their lives. When Andrew R. Brownstein, W’75, C’75, WG’76, arrived on campus, he was introduced to a music genre he had previously overlooked. “My love of jazz started at Penn,” Andrew says. “One of our close...
  • People Supporting Penn: Dr. Erik Pasternack, GR'78

    For the past 35 years, petrophysicist Dr. Eric S. Pasternack, GR’78, has made an annual contribution to the Graduate Fellowship Fund to enable students to pursue their interests in the earth sciences and other disciplines—and use their degrees for research and practical applications. Pasternack,...
  • It's Electric!

    Now in its fourth year, Penn Electric Racing is on a mission to prove that electric cars are the future of transportation. The team’s latest creation, REV 2, is currently the fastest student-built racecar in America, capable of going from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds -that’s...
  • A Student's Best Friend

    For the second semester in a row, the Penn Libraries threw students a bone during reading days and finals. Dog Days at the Penn Libraries brought a bevy of four-legged friends to campus to play and interact with the Penn community during one of the semester’s most stressful times. The canine...
  • Unpacking the Past

    Thanks to the Penn Museum, Philadelphia-area seventh graders are exploring the world’s cultural heritage like never before. Now in its third year, Unpacking the Past is open to all seventh grade students from Philadelphia public and low-income Title I charter schools. “At our heart, we’ve always...
  • Career Training

    Now until July 29, the University of Pennsylvania Office of Development and Alumni Relations is hosting two interns for the CASE Advancement Internship Program. The initiative, organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is designed to increase the number and diversify the...
  • The Stephen A. Levin Building

    Penn Arts and Sciences officially opened the Stephen A. Levin Building with a dedication ceremony on April 14. The six-story, $68.6 million, 78,000-square-foot building integrates psychology, biology, and behavioral sciences under one roof with research laboratories, teaching facilities, and space...
  • Inside the Inner Circle

    For more than 50 years The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has not only hosted some of the most important, challenging, and interesting contemporary artworks in the world, but it’s also partnered with artists during the development of their careers. Thanks to...
  • Beyond Tutoring

    “If the students are so smart, why does Penn need a center that helps them learn?” As Executive Director of the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, Dr. Myrna Cohen often fields that question. Her answer is always the same: “We have a learning center because they are so smart.” Named in honor...
  • (Horse) Bodies in Motion

      Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center has completed installation of a revolutionary robotics-controlled imaging system for use in the standing and moving horse, and in May will start exploring limited diagnostic imaging on patients. The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary...

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