On an average day at Penn, there's not much to see at David Rittenhouse Laboratories except linoleum halls and a giant periodic table. But on Monday the building doubled as a set for the untitled James L. Brooks movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.
Last Saturday, the Casino-Free Philadelphia Twitter feed read, “Today, we brought our communities to their casino. We beat the house. And we’ll be back.”
On June 4, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter received a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award from the League of American Bicyclists. According to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the award is a symbol of Philadelphia’s progress in becoming a more bike-friendly city.
On June 8, the death of a 26-year-old Philadelphia woman was reported to be the first death related to complications from swine flu in the city, according to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Disease Control.
A former Penn professor has made her mark on religious history.
Reverend Leslie Callahan was recently chosen as the new pastor for St. Paul’s Baptist Church — located at 1000 Wallace Street in Philadelphia — making her the first female pastor in the church’s 119 years of history.