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    • Sep 22 5:58PM
    • Penn Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Global Center, Perry World House
    • University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today welcomed donors, students, faculty, dignitaries and special guests for a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of Perry World House, the University’s new hub for global engagement. 

      Located at 38th Street and Locust Walk in the heart of Penn’s campus, Perry World House was established through a gift from Richard C. Perry, a Penn alumnus and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Lisa Perry.

      Standing in front of Perry World House flanked by students carrying flags representing the more than 100 home countries of Penn’s current student body, Gutmann said, “Penn is a great American university with a truly global perspective. It is a thrilling day, and it is wonderful to have great global thinkers right here. Speaking from the heart, most of all I want to thank our amazing trustee, alumnus and great friend Richard Perry and ... Read More

    • Sep 14 4:11PM
    • Witnessing Geology’s Impact Firsthand With Penn in the Alps
    • blurb: 
      As part of the Penn Summer Abroad program, participants in the 10-day “Penn in the Alps” course received an intellectually and physically rigorous introduction to a region with geological, biological, historical, political and cultural traits found nowhere else.

      Just as summer was winding down, around the time when many students were wrapping up internships and checking packing lists for a return to campus, 13 University of Pennsylvania undergraduates flew across an ocean and began acclimating to the thin air of the Swiss and Italian Alps.

      As ... Read More

    • Sep 14 3PM
    • Penn Vet Professor Assists in Effort to Empower Smallholder Farmers
    • blurb: 
      An article published in the journal Nature and coauthored by a University of Pennsylvania scientist provides a road map for moving toward the goal of increased agricultural yields to boost food security.

      To ensure the global population is food secure, it’s estimated that food production must increase at least 50 percent by 2050. One of the best means to achieve that increase is by boosting yield, that is, producing more food on existing cropland with fewer resources.

      An article published in the journal ... Read More