A message from University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees Chair Scott L. Bok
Bok today announced that former Provost Wendell Pritchett has been selected to serve as Interim President of the University, effective at such time as Amy Gutmann may be confirmed and resign to serve as Ambassador to Germany.
M. Elizabeth Magill nominated to become President of the University of Pennsylvania
Magill, who currently serves as Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Virginia, will assume the Penn Presidency on July 1, 2022. She succeeds Dr. Amy Gutmann.
A new public safety review and outreach initiative launches
Penn launches a public safety review and outreach initiative that seeks to conduct a comprehensive review and outreach program to assess Penn’s success in creating a physically and emotionally safe environment.
Ivy League outlines intercollegiate athletics plans; no competition in fall semester
A decision on the remaining winter and spring sports competition calendar, and on whether fall sport competition would be feasible in the spring, will be determined at a later date.
Fresh Grocer on campus has closed its doors
Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut streets has closed its doors. Penn Transit is offering new services to accommodate the grocery needs of students, faculty, and staff.
Summer construction on Penn’s campus
The University utilizes the 68 working days between Commencement and Move-in for construction projects big and small.
University of Pennsylvania announces agreement with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to launch JPOD @ Philadelphia
JPOD @ Philadelphia will come to fruition at business incubator Pennovation Center this fall as a new resource to help local health care entrepreneurs move their science forward and continue to build the region’s innovation ecosystem.
Class of 2018 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize winners announced
Nine seniors received the annual awards for their post-graduate projects, designed to make a meaningful global impact.
Mark Wolff named dean of Penn Dental Medicine
Mark Wolff will become the next Morton Amsterdam Dean of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.
A Message to the Penn Community On Proposed Changes in Tax Policy
A Message to the Penn Community From Amy Gutmann, President Wendell Pritchett, Provost Craig Carnaroli, EVP
In the News
Penn names first female law school dean in 170-plus year history
Sophia Z. Lee has been named as the first female dean of Penn Carey Law. She will begin July 1 following the eight year tenure of Dean Ted Ruger. President Liz Magill and incoming Provost John L. Jackson Jr. offer remarks.
FULL STORY →
New presidents or provosts
Announcement of the appointment of Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. of the Annenberg School for Communication as provost at Penn.
FULL STORY →