Campus & Community

Ten from Penn elected 2021 AAAS Fellows

Ten scholars representing five schools across the University of Pennsylvania have been named to the 2021 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, recognized for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.”

Katherine Unger Baillie

A virtual day of service

Penn’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change will be virtual this year, offering events for adults and children of all ages.

Kristina García

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Virginia provost will replace Amy Gutmann as Penn’s next president

Current University of Virginia provost M. Elizabeth Magill has been nominated to serve as Penn’s next president. “I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the remarkable institution that is the University of Pennsylvania—and to succeed Dr. Amy Gutmann, who has been a visionary and innovative leader,” Magill said in a statement.


Times Higher Education U.K.

Penn chooses Virginia’s Elizabeth Magill as president

University of Virginia Provost M. Elizabeth Magill has been nominated to succeed Amy Gutmann as Penn’s president. “From its founding, Penn set its sights on making a difference, and 282 years later the Penn community continues to change the world every day,” Magill said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn alum gives $18 million to support first-generation college students

Wharton alumnus Scott Shleifer and his wife, Elena Shleifer, have given Penn $18 million to support first-generation and “modest” or “limited-income” students. “This gift will enable our university to foster an ever more welcoming and inclusive learning environment to prepare all Penn students for successful lives,” said President Amy Gutmann.


CBS Philadelphia

Penn Medicine hosts officials, community leaders to discuss rising gun violence in West Philadelphia

Penn Medicine hosted a discussion between community leaders to address the causes of and potential solutions to gun violence in West Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Athletics extends and expands sponsorship deal that includes Palestra court naming rights

Penn Athletics has agreed to extend and expand a sponsorship agreement with Macquarie Asset Management, a global asset manager.