Richard J. Gelles, professor of Social Policy and Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence, died at home on June 26 at age 73 from brain cancer.
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Over 500 people gathered in Philadelphia's LOVE Park on Sunday afternoon for the Philly Queer March for Black Lives — a celebration of the contributions of Black transgender women toward equality and a continuation of weeks of nationwide protests against ongoing racial injustice.
In an effort to support underprivileged and sick children amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn students are volunteering to host virtual celebrations and gifts for children across the nation with one mission in mind: 'bringing happiness to every child.'
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After announcing a three-phased reopening for research labs on campus in mid-May, the University is set to begin its first phase of reopening for research labs on June 1.
Over a month ago, members of the Penn community were evicted from campus in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Once overflowing with students rushing to class, Locust Walk remains eerily vacant. On-campus hotspots now lack the Penn spirit they once championed. Crowds that used to assemble during Spring Fling, Hey Day, U-Night, and numerous senior celebrations are no longer present.
On March 11, 2020, our view of the world shifted and the lives of thousands of Penn students came to an abrupt halt. As the coronavirus outbreak spread around the world, students who were once physically united on Penn’s campus split apart from each other. The Penn community was left wondering about the fate of our future from self-isolation. In this time we have started to rediscover our passions and reflect on our lives. Despite separation, the Penn community remains connected through different sights, sounds, and perspectives from all over the world. We asked you to send photos from your residence. Here are some views of our quarantined community.
PHILADELPHIA — Back in May 2019, Joe Biden kicked off his presidential campaign outside the Philadelphia Art Museum. He was the early front-runner in a crowded field that would soon grow to the biggest in primary history.
Penn First Plus organized the first First Generation College Celebration that ran from Nov. 4 to Nov. 9. Events over the course of the week aimed to celebrate the achievements of first-generation, low-income undergraduates, graduates, and alumni. The celebration helped to foster more inclusion, support, and recognition of FGLI students.
Thousands of students and other protesters filled the streets of Center City to advocate for policy changes to help resist the present and future effects of climate change on Friday. The march in Philadelphia was a part of the second "Global Climate Strike," a series of simultaneous protests across the world. Although Philadelphia public school students were told that they would be marked absent if they attended the strike, they came out in large numbers to demonstrate, holding up a variety of signs and chanting throughout the event.
Philadelphia sparked with patriotism in celebration of liberty, independence, and community as the birthplace of America. Week-long festivities sponsored by the Wawa Welcome to America Festival featured free concerts from singers Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor, free food and games, as well as dazzling fireworks to end the night.
The 31st Annual Philadelphia Pride Parade marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and commemorated the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ movement. Notable speakers and performers at the event included Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny, Governor Wolf, Drag Queen VinChelle, and musician David Hernandez.
Professor of Communication Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s book on Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election recently won the 2019 Reginald Robert Hawkins Award on Feb. 7.