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  • Penn Responds to Paris Climate Talks: "We Got This."

    The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed. Energy policy, however, is another matter. “As a nation, we do not have a clearly articulated energy policy that promotes economic growth, energy optimization, and technological development, all in the context...
  • Right Now at Penn: A World of Laws

    It is the Fall of 1965 in a small agrarian village just outside Canton, China, and Joseph and Loretta Law are about to do the unthinkable: they are about to send their eldest son on a two-day journey halfway around the globe so that he can pursue his dream of attending the University of...
  • Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

    Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University. Jennifer (Jenna) Hebert from Pittsburgh, Pa., is among 32 American college students who were selected for a Rhodes Scholarship and Adebisi (Debi)...
  • Jennifer Isom O’Malley, GED’98, and Matthew V. O’Malley, GED’95

    The Feeling is Mutual

    by Karen Doss Bowman It was a passion for educating children that brought together Penn GSE Overseer and Education Alumni Association (EAA) Board member Matthew V. O’Malley, GED’95, and Jennifer Isom O’Malley, GED’98, nearly two decades ago, at a time when both were teaching in schools. We sat...
  • People Supporting Penn

    A gift to the University of Pennsylvania has a far-reaching impact that extends beyond our campus to the local community and beyond. Whether they are supporting scholarships that increase access to education, life-saving medical research, or activities that enhance the Penn experience for current...
  • The ARCH Revisited

    A great triumph of Penn’s Making History campaign was the renovation of the ARCH – the Arts, Research and Culture House - launched by an anonymous $15 million gift. The vision for this historic building at the heart of campus was a state-of-the-art facility that could serve as a hub for student...
  • Right Now at Penn: Penn Vet Fights Cancer

    What can man’s best friend teach us about human cancer? A lot, thanks to surprising similarities in the disease across species. Watch the video to see how two Penn Vet researchers specializing in different types of cancer are improving outcomes for both human and canine cancer patients. The Penn...
  • Redemption Song

    Ram Cnaan probably knows more about prisons than even he would like. As a Professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), it’s pretty much his job. As a concerned citizen, Cnaan considers it his duty. “We are the most incarcerating society in the history of the universe,” he offers...
  • For the Children

    A quick Google search for the word “autism” yields just north of 74 million results. In the face of this staggering aggregation of statistics, fact sheets, charity listings, case studies, blogs, and more, parents become acutely aware that despite the glut of “information,” there are few answers...
  • Redesigning Design

    It has stood sentinel at the corner of Walnut and 34th Street, the very gateway to the University of Pennsylvania’s storied campus, for almost 60 years. Meyerson Hall, the Brutalist style building that is home to PennDesign, is one of the University’s most conspicuous structures. It is also, alas,...

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