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The news spread quickly about the Capital Project Information Session for Minority- and Women-Owned Business Sub-Contractors in the Construction Industry hosted by FRES, Penn Medicine, and the Office of Government and Community Affairs on April 7. Attendance topped 175 and the event was covered by...
On Saturday, May 30, from 7:00am to 3:00pm, the University Avenue Drawbridge will be closed. PPD officers will be on site to assist with traffic flow. Per the Streets Department: The University Avenue Drawbridge will be closed to all traffic. No detours will be posted for this short duration...
Public Safety has been notified of the following lane closures: The 200 block of S. 38th Street, between Walnut and Spruce Streets will be one lane at a time, in the southbound direction. This will occur for two weeks, on Monday through Thursday, June 1-4 and June 8-11, from 7:00pm to 5:00am. PPD...
The University of Pennsylvania has earned 2014 Tree Campus USA® designation, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation. This marks the 6 th year in a row that Penn has received this designation. Tree Campus USA® is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus...
Conversations around bicycles at Penn gained ground a few years ago, with a call for a new cross-University committee to refresh the University’s bike policy. FRES has been participating in this committee, along with the Business Services Division, the Division of Public Safety, the Student Health...
Check out the retail establishments that have opened on Penn's campus... The popular Philly Pretzel Factory has moved into 3734 Spruce Street, along with Philly is Nuts! featuring bulk candy, chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit. Philly Pretzel Factory customers can enjoy the usual array of fresh-baked...
The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Spruce Street will be CLOSED to traffic from 34th through 40th Streets, in both directions, between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. UPPD officers will be on site to assist with traffic flow. Emergency vehicles and hospital patient transport vehicles will be...
University of Pennsylvania was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2014-2015 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Ivy League. Since April 2006, EPA’s Green Power...
Several Penn building projects and sustainability initiatives have been recognized over the past few months.

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