Pushing medical science forward, with bioethics
Alongside Nursing Dean Antonia M. Villarruel, Penn President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die” at the Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Challenges persist in getting international students, scholars to campus
At a Trustee meeting, Associate Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Amy Gadsden explained how recent changes to U.S. visa policy are impacting Penn.
Penn President celebrates new voting machines by exercising her civic duty
Amy Gutmann cast her ballot at Vance Hall two hours shy of polls closing in this off-year election, with new voting machines on site and across the entire city.
Leadership named for Paideia Program at Penn
Michael X. Delli Carpini has been named the inaugural faculty director and Leah Seppanen Anderson the inaugural executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program for Penn undergraduates.
Basser Center takes aim at BRCA
Twenty-five years after the discovery of genetic mutations that dramatically increase cancer risk, the Penn Medicine’s Basser Center for BRCA is building scientific knowledge alongside public awareness about BRCA-related cancers.
After AAU survey, Penn to take 2 immediate actions
At the October University Council meeting, Provost Wendell Pritchett addressed attendees on immediate actions being taken in response to the most recent Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.
Carbon-neutral by 2042: CSAP 3.0’s most ambitious plan
At the University Council meeting on Oct. 23, Craig Carnaroli and Anne Papageorge highlighted the current successes and future plans of Penn’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0. with an ambitious goal—to be 100% carbon neutral by 2042.
A road map for climate action and sustainability
Ten years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 3.0, outlining Penn’s goals for improved environmental performance from 2019 to 2024.
Penn participates in second AAU Campus Climate Survey
The goal was to learn from undergraduate, graduate, and professional students about sexual misconduct on campus.
Penn submits amicus brief to Supreme Court in support of DACA
The brief, which is signed by the University and 18 other schools, was filed in support of the respondents in the 2017 case brought by Regents of the University of California against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In the News
How to Watch Joe Biden's Conversation with Penn President Amy Gutmann
Former Vice President Joe Biden is returning to campus this afternoon to join President Amy Gutmann for a conversation focusing on the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. It will be livestreamed on March 29th, 2018 from 3 to 4 p.m. (EDT).
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Biden Denounces 'The Prostitution of the Second Amendment' by Gun-Rights Activists
During his on-campus talk with President Amy Gutmann yesterday, former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, leader of the Penn Biden Center, expressed support for the March for Our Lives movement, denouncing what he feels to be a misuse of the Second Amendment by gun-rights activists.
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