Antonia M. Villarruel reappointed dean of the Penn School of Nursing
The announcement was made today, and marks a continuation of Penn Nursing’s ranking as the top nursing school in the world since 2017. Villarruel’s strategic plan has brought progress throughout the entire Penn Nursing community.
Introducing the Year of Civic Engagement
The latest theme year was ushered in last week with the Penn Reading Project. In a time of great distance, the University asks the community to think about how it can enact great engagement.
Penn’s Student Campus Compact, explained
In a Q&A, Gary Purpura of the Office of the Provost discusses the Student Campus Compact and behavioral expectations of students on campus in the fall semester.
Zoë Ryan appointed director of the Institute of Contemporary Art
Zoë Ryan has been named as the Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the ICA, effective Nov. 5. The announcement was made today by Provost Wendell Pritchett.
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.
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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