Tough conversations and innovative outlooks in higher ed
President Amy Gutmann and Graduate School of Education scholar Robert Zemsky took part in a “fireside chat” at this year’s Higher Education Leadership Conference at Penn, which also awarded Gutmann the Zemsky Medal.
Engaging Minds showcases best part of Penn in New York
Penn Alumni’s Dec. 14 event featured a trio of impressive faculty: Michael Weisberg, Sarah J. Jackson, and Duncan Watts.
University of Pennsylvania announces $10M gift from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray to support first generation students from NYC
The gift from 1992 Penn graduates, Mindy and Jon Gray, supports undergraduate financial aid for students from New York City, and the Penn First Plus program for students who are low income and/or the first in their families to attend college.
Penn President receives top honor from Pennsylvania Society
The $50,000 philanthropic gift on Amy Gutmann’s behalf was matched by Penn, totaling $100,000 to support West Philadelphia’s Henry C. Lea Elementary School.
Scholarship donors, students celebrate at ‘electric’ event
Penn students and their scholarship donors joined on campus to celebrate the beauty of giving at the annual Scholarship Celebration.
Penn senior and May graduate win 2020 Rhodes Scholarship
Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah and Stephen Damianos have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
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.
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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