Campus & Community

‘Power of Penn’ in Boston

Speaking to more than 250 people at a Power of Penn event in Boston for alumni, parents, and friends, President Amy Gutmann emphasized the University’s commitment to innovation, inclusion, and impact. The diversity of Penn’s research and teaching threaded through her discussion with professors Donita Brady, Vivek Shenoy, and Emily Steiner.

Louisa Shepard

Sharing Coffee with a Cop

Officers from the Penn Police Department shared a cup of coffee, free swag, and conversations with passersby along Locust Walk during National Coffee with a Cop Day, a way to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.

Jill DiSanto

A study in black and white

The Arthur Ross Gallery’s current exhibition features 58 linocut prints by South African artist William Kentridge. Created with black ink on type-filled dictionary pages, the prints depict objects that are iconic in the artist’s work, including coffee pots, typewriters, trees, birds, and cats. The exhibit is on display through Nov. 11.

Louisa Shepard

Campus fire safety: What you need to know

As part of its annual Life-Saving Measures event, the Division of Public Safety hosted a live side-by-side controlled “burn” of a dorm room model on Hamilton Field to show how “Sprinklers Save Lives.”

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

In Philly galleries, three must-see shows for December

The Arthur Ross Gallery is host to “Citizen Salon,” a crowd-sourced exhibition of works chosen by Philadelphia’s art community. The show will be on display through March 24.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

For democracy to flourish, we must fight the assault on free press

In an op-ed, President Amy Gutmann wrote about the role of journalism and free speech in democracy. “I am grateful for journalists who go to work every day to champion open inquiry and constitutional democracy. In many ways, these days are darker than we have seen in some time. But every day, you go to work on behalf of free speech and honest and open inquiry,” she wrote.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The 2018 Inquirer Industry Icons Awards

President Amy Gutmann was among those honored for outstanding business leadership with a 2018 Industry Icon Award.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Philly’s newest Rhodes Scholar is public school kid who overcame a devastating loss

Senior Anea Moore of Philadelphia was profiled for her academic accomplishments. Moore has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and will be studying public policy at the University of Oxford after she graduates from Penn.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Amy Gutmann: Penn’s long-serving president seeks to bridge the divide

President Amy Gutmann is among the five new inductees to the Inquirer Business Hall of Fame. Trustees board chair David Cohen said of President Gutmann: “Any topic you want to pick, that you want to judge the president of the University of Pennsylvania on, and she has knocked the ball out of the park in every single one of them.”

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