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Progress through FY18 on the 2014 University-wide Climate Action Plan 2.0 environmental goals. March 2019 Carbon emissions, academic course selection , physical environment , and advances in waste minimization are areas of significant achievement against the goals of the University of Pennsylvania’...
In April, various FRES team members were nominated for Models of Excellence awards, one of the University's highest honors for staff. The Houston Market Renovation Team, including Mariette Buchman, Heather Coyne, Mike Dausch, Ke Feng, Monique Jerman, and Mark Kocent, received a Models of Excellence...
This new seven-story, 68,000 SF building will house both the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and Wharton Small Business Development staff. Supporting student entrepreneurship and innovation, the building will include incubator spaces to pilot student-led ventures such as a Makerspace, Test Kitchen,...
Penn has earned the recognition of Tree Campus USA for the 10th year in a row. Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. To obtain this distinction,...
FRES Landscape Planner Chloe Cerwinka is one of three winners of the university-wide “Your Big Idea” challenge to enhance wellness for faculty, staff, and students at Penn. As part of the Wellness at Penn initiative, at the pitch event on April 25 th , 14 semifinalists gave three-minute pitches to...
What went on at Pennovation Works this past year? Quite a lot to recap! Take a look back at the stats, stories , and snapshots that shaped an extraordinary year in this ecosystem of innovation, where ideas go to work. Pennovation by the numbers: 85 companies. 350 researchers, entrepreneurs,...
The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services oversees and maintains the University’s physical infrastructure, while working closely with Penn Schools, Centers, Health System, and city, state and government agencies towards the goals in the Penn Compact , the Penn...
On Thursday, Nov. 1, Penn officially launched JPOD @ Philadelphia , a new partnership between the University and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the health care giant’s collaborative arm. Located on the second floor of the Pennovation Center , JPOD operates on the same 23-acre site that hosts...
Construction has commenced on New College House West, the 250,000 sq. ft. residential building designed specifically as a college house, part of Penn’s residential system of shared communities. The college house system encourages students to form shared communities within the context of the larger...
In December, the University City District released their State of University City 2019 publication, an in-depth guide to the current development projects that will transform the district in 2019. Including academic, commercial, public, and residential projects, as well as data on employment and...

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