Views from the top of the world
Members of the Penn community give accounts of their expeditions to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
Wharton alum is new coach of NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies
Taylor Jenkins has been hired to lead the Grizzlies, who finished 33-49 this season and currently have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Penn’s 263rd Commencement
The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”
Class of 2019 Ivy Day Ceremony and awardees
On Saturday, May 18, the Class of 2019 celebrated its Ivy Day Ceremony during Alumni Weekend, continuing the 146-year tradition by honoring students for their achievements and contributions to the Penn community.
Through new eyes: Tours reacquaint alumni with campus
Campus tours hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations give visiting former students a chance to see the campus in a new light during Alumni Weekend, which takes place May 17-20.
A financial literacy class with a twist
NFL player and alumnus Brandon Copeland co-taught a course at Penn this semester alongside longtime University lecturer Brian Peterson.
Jennifer Toth was treated for hepatoblastoma as a young child at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she returned to work as an oncology nurse following her graduation from Penn Nursing in 2015.
The Power of Penn at the Met
One year into the Power of Penn campaign, President Amy Gutmann hosted a panel discussion with three professors to usher in another year of inclusion, innovation, and impact on a local and global scale.
Medha Narvekar named Penn’s vice president and secretary of the university
Medha Narvekar has been named vice president and secretary of the university at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Members of Penn Med community elected to honor medical society
On Tuesday, the Perelman School of Medicine inducted 25 medical students, three residents, three faculty, and two alumni into its chapter of the honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.
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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