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Penn Glee Club becomes fully gender inclusive after 159 years of all-male singers

In a merger with the Penn Sirens, the chorus will add soprano and alto voices and be open to singers of all...

The power of architecture to address public health and environmental crises

Two studies by Dorit Aviv, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Thermal Architecture Labin the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, show how architecture...

Communicating change in a ‘land of extremes’

It was a beautiful morning in Mongolia’s Dalbai Valley the day that Aurora MacRae-Crerar was due to launch her doctoral field work. As a...

A pivot, from financial literacy to restorative justice

It’s the summer of 2020 and obituaries are stacking up. COVID-19 is affecting Black and brown communities in disproportionate numbers. Then there’s Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna...

Three Goldwater Scholars for Penn

Three University of Pennsylvania undergraduates in the School of Arts & Sciences have received 2021 Goldwater Scholarships, awarded to sophomores or juniors planning research careers...

How cells transport molecules with ‘active carpets’

New research provides insights into the process of diffusion in living systems, with implications from novel active coatings to understanding how pathogens...

Middle East Film Festival highlights five directors from five countries

A year ago, what should have been the 10th anniversary celebration of Penn’s Middle East Film Festival had to be canceled as...

Narratives of COVID-19 in China and the world

A two-day symposium on the narratives of COVID-19 in China brought together scholars and students from across the globe to virtually discuss...

Hate crimes against Asians in Italy linked to economic woes

Early into the coronavirus pandemic as anti-Asian violence began to rise in the United States and in Europe, political scientist Guy Grossman, Penn...

Exploring the future of higher education

COVID-19 upended worldwide norms, including those in higher education. A new book published by the Council of Europe has taken stock of the ways...

‘At the table’

The 34th annual Women of Color Award ceremony honors individual achievements along with community and sisterhood.

Reflecting on a year shaped by COVID-19

Penn Today brings together noteworthy stories and images from the past year and highlights ways for individual members of the University community...

Anouncement

[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...