Campus & Community

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander: The first of many firsts

Despite encountering racism, sexism, and bigotry to get her Penn education, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander became the first Black woman in the U.S. to get her Ph.D. in economics, and was one of the first three Black women to get a doctorate in any subject.

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Karen Detlefsen named Penn vice provost for education

The professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Graduate School of Education, has been named vice provost for education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

Leo Charney

Penn has starring role in new comedy

The new film “Eat Wheaties!” has a host of Penn connections. Lead actor Tony Hale and director Scott Abramovitch chat with Penn Today about Penn’s role.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Technical.ly Philly

Penn is establishing a $100M center to focus on the intersection of engineering and biomedicine

A planned Center for Precision Engineering for Health, housed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will focus on developing biomaterials for personalized medical treatments. “Engineering solutions to problems within human health is one of the grand challenges of the discipline,” Dean Vijay Kumar said. “Our faculty are already leading the charge against these challenges, and the Center will take them to new heights.”

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Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania commits $100 million to launch engineering and health center

Penn is committing $100 million to establish a center for interdisciplinary research conducted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Letter to the Editor: Financial aid and cost of attendance at Penn

Stephen J. MacCarthy, vice president of University Communications wrote about Penn’s efforts to make higher education affordable: “A strong commitment to student financial aid (as witnessed at Penn) can dramatically increase access while improving the lives of entire generations of students.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Museum’s first artist in residence encourages others to ‘transcend without fear’

The Museum’s first artist in residence, Carlos José Pérez Sámano, is partnering with local Latino community leaders to present free creative writing workshops.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania planning new $31M performing arts center

The University plans to develop a new performing arts center adjacent to Woodland Walk. The space will be dedicated to student uses and construction could begin as early as summer 2023.

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