In summer 2021, Penn's Procurement Services launched the new Fueling Business Growth campaign. Part of the university's Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program, the campaign is designed to increase diversity purchasing and procurement in order to support businesses in Philadelphia. By engaging...
Penn's President Amy Gutmann announced in August that the university had started the planning process for a new student performing arts center at 33rd street and Woodland Walk. With a proposed budget of $31M, the center would be student-centered and include a dedicated performing arts space for...
'Brick House,' a bronze sculpture by acclaimed artist Simone Leigh, was installed at 34th and Walnut streets in early November. Weighing close to 6,000 lbs., the piece depicts a Black woman’s head atop a form that suggests a skirt or perhaps a building. It is the first large-scale piece in the...
A list of media coverage in Penn publications and other news outlets. Visit FRES in the News 2020 for last year's stories. December 7, 2021 Penn’s Environmental Sustainability Performance: Gold Rating in STARS Almanac, Vol. 68 No. 16 December 1, 2021 Progress toward a more sustainable University...
The 65,000 GSF Pennovation Lab Building is a rentable, multi-tenant laboratory and office building located within Pennovation Works. Focused toward companies that have outgrown their original space and are ready to expand, the Lab Building contains 2,000 SF modules that can be combined or...
University of Pennsylvania Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Community Energy for Largest Solar Project in PA For Release: April 13, 2020 Contact: Amanda Mott, Associate Director for News, University Communications, University of Pennsylvania, ammott@upenn.edu , (W) 215.898.1422 Jennifer Rizzi,...
Several Penn building projects and sustainability initiatives have been recognized over the past few months.
FRES has begun to highlight some of our outstanding staff members with profiles created by each individual, showcasing a little more about their role and accomplishments in our department, favorite places on campus, and what inspires them along the way to make an impact, be innovative, or engage...
Penn's historic Quadrangle dormitories, originally constructed in 1895, are set to be renovated in a phased construction process that will accommodate students living in the dorms during the academic year. The $200M renovations will include the renovation of restrooms and finishes in student rooms...
At the February 2021 meeting of the Trustees Facilities and Campus Planning Committee, Penn announced plans for the renovation of Stouffer College House. One of Penn’s original College Houses, built in 1972, the $29.8M Stouffer College House reconstruction will include a full renovation of all...

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