J. Larry Jameson

“Individuals from different backgrounds, with diverse life experiences and different perspectives, create a richer academic environment. A more diverse faculty, workforce, and student body helps to bring innovative approaches to problems and new ways of thinking."

Interim President J. Larry Jameson
Nighttime skyline of the Schuylkill River Trail The City of Brotherly Love

About Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the nation’s sixth largest metropolitan area. A vibrant and accessible city of neighborhoods, Philadelphia is home to internationally renowned museums and galleries, exceptional concert and theatre performances, world-class dining and shopping, and vast parks and lush green spaces. Whether it’s to explore the nation’s founding at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, browse the bustling stalls of Reading Terminal Market, experience Impressionist masterpieces at the Barnes Foundation, or catch a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, the United States’ very first World Heritage City has something for everyone. A dynamic array of colleges and universities, including Penn—the city’s largest private employer—call Philadelphia home. Ideally located just a short train ride from New York City and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is a favorite destination for visitors from across the country and around the world.

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Unpacking the Past at the Penn Museum

For a decade middle school students in Philadelphia public schools have had gone on field trips to the Penn Museum, funded and managed through its Unpacking the Past program.

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Penn Museum After School Program