Charles L. Howard named Penn’s Vice President for Social Equity and Community
Howard, who has served as University Chaplain since 2008, will assume his new role on Aug. 1.
Beth Winkelstein appointed Deputy Provost at Penn
Winkelstein began her tenure as vice provost for education five years ago, leading both undergraduate and graduate education.
Juneteenth: A day for reflection, conversation, and learning
As the Penn community takes time today to consider the significance of Juneteenth, Penn Today also pauses for critical reflection
A year of growth
Penn Today reflects on the 2019-2020 academic year with its new Year in Review video.
Herman Beavers named faculty director of Civic House and the Civic Scholars Program
Beavers has taught at Penn since 1989 and is a professor of English and Africana studies, a distinguished poet, and a widely published scholar of 20th-century, and is a leader in the Penn community.
A ‘first’ Commencement like no other
As the pandemic moves an in-person Commencement ceremony to a future date and time, a special live online University-wide celebration on Monday, May 18, will offer up a salute to graduates, the conferral of degrees, and some surprises.
Mission continuity plans help keep Penn operating
Twelve years ago, the trustees and the University’s senior leadership asked the schools and centers to develop plans to guide them continuing operations during a crisis. Those plans are now helping manage the impact of the pandemic.
On-campus research to be limited due to COVID-19
The Office of the Provost has announced new measures for research activities at Penn in response to COVID-19.
Erika H. James named dean of Penn’s Wharton School
The dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University will begin her new position as dean of the Wharton School effective July 1.
Michael Horowitz named director of Perry World House and Richard Perry Professor
As director of Perry World House, Horowitz will lead the center which was founded in 2015 for scholarly inquiry, teaching, research, international exchange, policy engagement, and public outreach on pressing global issues.
In the News
Rising high school seniors invited to apply UPenn's summer prep program
Vice Provost for Student Engagement Valarie Swain-Cade McCollum was interviewed about Penn’s summer program for rising high school seniors.
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Penn offers free online college prep courses to incoming high school seniors
Vice Provost for Student Engagement Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum spoke about Penn’s new Rising Senior Summer Academy for Philadelphia high school students.
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