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.
Penn alum named head coach of Cleveland Browns
Kevin Stefanski, a 2004 graduate and former offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, has been hired to coach the NFL franchise.
A gift for disruption: Visionary Roderick Wong gives back to PennHealthX
Wong, an alum with a medical degree and an MBA, has given Penn Medicine a $6 million gift to endow the Roderick T. Wong PennHealthX Program, one of the largest single gifts to support medical education.
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.
Alumna Andrea Mitchell on her career in journalism
NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent spoke at Kelly Writers House about her 40-plus-year career.
What is The Penn Fund?
Emily Kernan, executive director of The Penn Fund, discusses the mission of The Penn Fund and why donating is such a personally meaningful experience for many alumni.
Strella Biotechnology tackles food waste by ‘hacking the fruit’
President’s Innovation Prize awardees Katherine Sizov and Malika Shukurova are expanding their startup and confronting $1 trillion of food waste with their novel biosensing technology.
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.
Homeward Initiative takes on the challenge of supporting homeless LGBTQ youth
With his President’s Engagement Prize, May graduate Brendan Taliaferro is creating a nonprofit to provide housing and assistance for homeless LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia.
W. P. Carey Foundation makes historic $125 million gift to name Penn’s law school
Leader in legal education is named University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in recognition of transformative commitment—the largest ever to a law school.
In the News
Candice Bergen Was Pretty Psyched to Get Expelled from Penn
In an interview about her new role in “Book Club,” alumna Candice Bergen reminisced about her time at Penn. Bergen, though crowned both Miss University and homecoming queen, “flunked out of opera and art” in the mid-60s. She returned in 1992 to receive an honorary degree for her accomplishments.
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Video: Watch as Andrea Mitchell Gives the Commencement Address at UPenn
NBC Foreign affairs correspondent and Penn alumna Andrea Mitchell addressed the class of 2018 on Monday, sharing her experiences and offering the new graduates guidance for life after college.
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