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Penn Announces Launch of President’s Engagement Prizes

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

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    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a researcher at Penn, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Advice for the Class of 2018

    Advice for the Class of 2018

    Two campus residents have some advice for incoming freshman. Pace yourself—Rome wasn’t built in a day. Maintain reasonable expectations. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of living on campus.

  • Class of 2018 Convocation

    Class of 2018 Convocation

    The Class of 2018 and transfer students received a rousing Penn welcome on the day before the start of classes.Led by the Penn Band, more than 2,400 students streamed onto College Green on Aug. 26 for Convocation. The Glee Club and a capella group Off The Beat entertained under multi-colored lights hung outside of College Hall.

  • Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    On Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families arrived at Penn, unloading cars and pushing wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes, and other necessities to their new campus homes.

  • Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

    Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

    The Division of Human Resource’s (HR) “Be in the Know” campaign is a program designed to give Penn faculty and staff better insight into their health status—as well as a $100 incentive, less applicable payroll taxes.

  • A Promise and an Opportunity

    A Promise and an Opportunity

    Theodore Brandon, a student in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, has long enjoyed helping others, assisting the elderly and volunteering at church.

  • The Transformative Power of the Arts

    The Transformative Power of the Arts

    JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant’s involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Penn: A Year in Pictures 2013-14

    This year, Penn’s impact was felt in ways big and small, from West Philadelphia to across the globe, from Convocation to Commencement.

  • Penn’s 258th Commencement

    Penn’s 258th Commencement

    The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement. More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.

Penn in the news

New Penn Grads Can Receive Up to $150K for Special Engagement Projects August 28, 2014 | Philadelphia Business Journal

President Amy Gutmann says, “These prizes invite students to think creatively, on a large scale, about the meaning of engagement.”

Penn A Cappella Group Rocks Cameo in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ August 27, 2014 | Philadelphia Daily News

Penn Masala, is highlighted for making a cameo appearance in a feature film, “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Video: ‘Gathering Storm’: The Philly Riots of ‘64 August 26, 2014 | Philly.com

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the Philadelphia riots of 1964.

Video: Watch Penn Football Players Go Berserk for New Gray Alternate Jerseys August 25, 2014 | Fox Sports

Penn’s football team reacts to the new uniforms.

New Penn Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun Settling Into Job August 4, 2014 | Philly.com

Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun is interviewed.

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