Police: Anti-Cop Note Found at Scene of Deadly Philadelphia Rampage

A gunman suspected of being motivated by hatred for law enforcement killed a woman and wounded two police officers and three civilians in Philadelphia before he was shot and killed by police.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said police found what
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Winners Of The Fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the winner of the second Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition, an opportunity for students to offer creative proposals responding to the question: What can the City of Philadelphia do to prevent the greatest number of students from dropping out of high school? Elizabeth Farwell and (more...)

Penn Engineering & Northwestern’s McCormick School:Annual Design Challenge

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and thePenn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) for a 24-hour design challenge to encourage healthier eating. Graduate students in the Integrated Product Design program at Penn Engineering and the Engineering Design (more...)

Getting in the Game

Andrzej Zwaniecki Finding the money to start a business or launch an artistic idea is changing, as bank loans or regular investors are nudged aside by Internet investors, unknown to each other and making small contributions. Called “crowdfunding,” the practice of soliciting funds online from small investors or (more...)

Toss Your Caps! Philly Graduates From College Event Salutes “Class Of 2013”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter “capped off” the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 recent college graduates from regional colleges and universities today at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief Education Office Lori Shorr as well as academic leaders from the (more...)

Philly As A “Smart City” For Entrepreneurs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter will join leading venture investor Josh Kopelman and University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Amy Gutmann to open the new West Philadelphia headquarters of First Round Capital, a 10,000-square-foot facility that will also house several start-up companies and space for more than 20 (more...)

UPenn Joins with Mark Group to Bring Sustainability Home

Mark Group, a leading global provider of home energy efficiency analysis and improvements, has joined with Penn Home Ownership Services (PHOS) at The University of Pennsylvania to offer ‘Penn sustainability @ home.’  Through the program, university employees are granted access to (more...)

Humanity Never Forgets Atrocities Like the Holocaust

Surrounded by survivors of one of the worst mass slaughter of humankind, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams declared that Pennsylvania children and adults should “never forget,” announcing introduction of Senate Bill 1523. If enacted, public schools would be required to teach about the Holocaust, (more...)

HIAS Pennsylvania Celebrates 130 Years with Their Annual Event

Tonight, HIAS Pennsylvania celebrates its Annual Event, focusing on the theme of the “Resilience and Renewal” of immigrants and refugees. It will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at the HYATT at the Bellevue on Broad and Walnut Streets. The 2012 Golden Door honorees are: The Parkway Corporation and Zuritsky/Winigrad Families, Wendy Voet, (more...)

Promoting Mutual Understanding, One Person at a Time

Novosibirsk student Nikita Korolko is heading from one world-class scientific community to another; leaving the research university at Akademgorodok to pursue a PhD at Harvard University in Boston. “From my perspective studying abroad is a great experience for young people. You can improve your intellectual abilities (more...)

Williams’ Bill Would Prevent Schools from ‘Passing the Trash’

Current state law allows educators who are accused of sexual misconduct with students an opportunity to escape prosecution and even relocate to another district, an injustice that state Sen. Anthony H. Williams said he would stop through his recently introduced legislation. Williams is the author of Senate Bill 1381, (more...)

New Book Of Amina Gautier “AT-RISK”

African-American author Amina Gautier launches prize-winning short story collection African-American author Amina Gautier, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award, will launch her collection AT-RISK this fall. Gautier, a University of Pennsylvania alumna and former assistant professor at Saint Joseph’s University, will have several reading and book signing events (more...)

South Asia Centers Bring Region to Life Inside U.S.

Students in Philadelphia are often able to enjoy a leisurely day in India, wandering in and out of shops, stopping for a lunch of naan, samosas and curry, catching the latest Bollywood matinee and chatting in Hindi or Urdu throughout a culture-filled day. Though these students are still (more...)

$6.5M Gift From Wharton Alumnus

$6.5 million is a gift to the University of Pennsylvania from Barry R. Lipman, an alumnus of the Wharton School of Business to establish the Lipman Family Prize. An annual prize will recognize organizations working to create sustainable solutions to major social and economic problems.Winners will be selected by an (more...)

A New Breed of Volunteer

HUP’s Pups is the a pet therapy program of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  for approximately 10 years, with several love able pups who spread cheer to all areas of the hospital. A new face at HUP has many patient units clamoring for his services. It's not (more...)


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