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.
An Alzheimer’s research pioneer, right here at Penn
Virginia Man-Yee Lee, a professor and researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine, is the 2020 recipient of a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, earning $3 million for her innovative, inspiring work that could one day cure various neurodegenerative diseases.
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.
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.
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.
Talking the Deadspin debacle, the future of digital news, and more
Victor Pickard, an associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, chats with Penn Today about how the recent happenings at the sports blog are reminiscent of a worsening journalism crisis in the U.S.
After President’s Innovation Prize, InstaHub has even more spark
Since earning the award in April, Michael Wong hasn’t looked back. Each day he’s growing his startup to promote a greener tomorrow.
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.