Register for Summer 2023 Master in Law Courses

Learn the law that impacts your work by enrolling in a summer 2023 Master in Law (ML) course designed specifically for non-lawyers. Up to two classes taken prior to successful application to the ML Degree Program may be counted toward the ML degree requirements.

Classes begin June 7 and run through July 27.

Summer 2023 ML Courses:

For information on ML courses and how to register, visit:

Penn cohort of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Council

Join the Penn cohort of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Council!

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) connects ambitious, visionary young people with a strong, diverse network of peers, mentors, and regional business and civic leaders. Penn employees can qualify for YPC membership and gain exclusive access to networking events, service opportunities, professional development programming, and more.

Please send expressions of interest to Rachel Kurlander in the Office of Government and Community Affairs at Be advised that there are a limited number of memberships available, and prospective members will be considered in the order in which they apply. For more information and upcoming events, visit

2023 Green Purchasing Awards Call for Nominations, open through 7/31/2023

The call for nominations are now open for Penn’s Green Purchasing Awards.  Now in its ninth year, the program is held in conjunction with Penn Procurement Services and Penn Sustainability.  This award recognizes the leading actions of any University individual or team that advances the development of sustainable purchasing practices at Penn. 

Visit the Green Purchasing Award web page to review the nomination guidelines and information about the submission process.  Nominations will remain open until Monday, July 31, 2023.

Send inquiries to

Collection of Award-Winning Children’s Books Centers Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

University of Pennsylvania parents and educators can now browse and borrow more than 1,500 award-winning and notable books for children and young adults, all highlighting diverse characters and experiences, as part of a new initiative at the Penn Libraries.

The new and growing collection features English-language books, with selections suitable for the youngest readers up to 12th graders, that have won or been nominated for awards related to diversity. The collection also includes books from the Penn Graduate School of Education’s annual Best Books for Young Readers lists.

Find more information on the Penn Libraries website [] or stop by the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center to browse in person.

Congratulations to the Women of Color At Penn 2023 Awardees

Congratulations to the 2023 WOCAP Awardees!

Annually, awards are given in up to six categories: Helen O. Dickens, Joann Mitchell Outstanding Legacy, faculty/staff, graduate and/or professional student, undergraduate student, and community member. Award criteria and details can be found at the Women of Color Awards website:

Undergraduate: Mya Gordon, C’24
Graduate: Kyabeth Torres, PhD Candidate
Faculty/Staff: Sharon Irving, Nursing
Community: Shelah Harper
Helen O. Dickens: Dr. Diane Waff, GSE
Joann Mitchell Outstanding Legacy: Dr. Valerie Dorsey Allen, SP2

Free online course: Benjamin Franklin and His World

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FREE online course
Benjamin Franklin and His World
Explore the life of one of the United States’s most important historical figures.

Course topics:
* Franklin’s early life growing up in the American colonies, rising from having little formal education to a man who could retire in his 40s.
* Career as a polymath who did everything from printing and writing to science and inventing to politics and diplomacy.
* Role in the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
* Moral issues that complicate Franklin’s legacy.

Taught by Professor Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and includes interviews with preeminent scholars:
– Emma Hart, PhD, Professor of History and Co-Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, UPenn
– Patrick Spero, PhD, Director of the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum in Philadelphia
– Daniel Yoshor, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery, UPenn
– Emma Lapsansky-Werner, PhD, Professor Emeritus of History, Haverford College

Access the course at or use the QR code in the image above.

PennTransit Mobile

PennTransit Mobile has replaced the PennRides on Request app, and offers several enhancements to riders’ current experience, including improved arrival estimates, the ability to see fixed-route and on-demand options in one screen, integration of bike sharing and walking options, and commonly requested points of interest.

PennTransit Mobile is currently available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

To learn more about PennTransit Mobile, please visit the Transportation and Parking website