In a long-anticipated honor for Peter C. Nowell, the Lasker Award-winning Penn luminary who co-discovered the Philadelphia chromosome, an endowed professorship has been established in his name. The reception to recognize Dr. Nowell’s career accomplishments and to welcome the inaugural Peter C. Nowell, MD, Professor, Kojo S. Elenitoba-Johnson, will be held at 6 p.m. on October 20 in the Henry A. Jordan, M’62 Medical Education Center.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Penn’s Perry World House hosted Joachim Gauck, president of the Federal Republic of Germany, for a public lecture on shared US-German values. His lecture, Freedom—our shared bond, given on October 6, discussed many collaborations between the two countries since the mid-18th century, when Penn began this country’s oldest German studies program in 1754, with the first professor of German hired in 1757. Benjamin Franklin traveled to Germany in 1766.
The Penn Museum hosts a family-friendly day of archaeological site simulations, behind-the-scenes tours, and more during So You Wanna Be an Archaeologist? on Saturday, October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Photo: Penn Museum). See Special Events.