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.
The inaugural Provost’s Graduate Academic Engagement fellowship cohort
The Provost’s Graduate Academic Engagement fellowship supports scholarship and civic engagement in West Philadelphia. Paul Wolff Mitchell, an anthropology doctoral student, and Michael Vazquez, a philosophy doctoral student, are the inaugural cohort.
Nuclear weapons in an age of emerging technologies
As part of a weeklong residency at Perry World House, Nobel Peace Prize winner Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, spoke on the impact artificial intelligence and other technologies have on nuclear risk.
‘A specific struggle’: Makuu director Brian Peterson on Black student life
Brian Peterson, three-time Penn graduate and director of Makuu: the Black Cultural Center, plays a central role in student life.
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.
Carbon-neutral by 2042: CSAP 3.0’s most ambitious plan
At the University Council meeting on Oct. 23, Craig Carnaroli and Anne Papageorge highlighted the current successes and future plans of Penn’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0. with an ambitious goal—to be 100% carbon neutral by 2042.
Penn participates in second AAU Campus Climate Survey
The goal was to learn from undergraduate, graduate, and professional students about sexual misconduct on campus.