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Dr. Amy Gutmann

Dr. Amy Gutmann

The entire Penn community is invited to celebrate the inauguration of our eighth President, Amy Gutmann. During the multi-day Inaugural celebration an array of events across campus—including the formal Inauguration Ceremony in Irvine Auditorium and a special symposium—will provide opportunities for everyone to welcome our president as she officially assumes her new role at Penn.

The Inaugural Symposium on Oct. 15 will bring issues central to Gutmann’s distinguished scholarship to the Penn campus and set an important theme for the Inauguration. Experts on five panels, the majority drawn from Penn’s own faculty, will discuss and debate how universities everywhere can rise to the challenge of upholding and strengthening core democratic values in a diverse global community.

We invite you to share in this historic moment and to honor a distinguished scholar and devoted teacher as we welcome Amy Gutmann into our community.

Saturday, Oct. 9

9:00 a.m.

  • PENN-WEST PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY AT SAYRE SCHOOL
    Open to the Penn community.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

4:00 p.m.

  • FACULTY RECEPTION
    By invitation only.

8:00 p.m.

  • INAUGURAL CONCERT: THE ROOTS AND THE PAT MCGEE BAND
    Hill Field, 34th and Chestnut.
    Open to the Penn community.

Thursday, Oct. 14

8:30 a.m.

  • MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES

3:15 p.m.

  • OVERSEER OVERVIEW
    By invitation only.

5:30 p.m.

  • TRUSTEE INAUGURATION DINNER
    By invitation only.

Friday, Oct. 15

9:30 a.m.

  • ROBING AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FOR ACADEMIC PROCESSION PARTICIPANTS

10:00 a.m.

  • ACADEMIC PROCESSION
    Locust Walk

10:30 a.m. to noon.

  • INAUGURATION CEREMONY
    Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.
    Tickets required.
    Remote viewing sites available on campus. Ceremony will be webcast.

12:30-2:00 p.m.

  • LUNCHEON CELEBRATION
    Blanche Levy Park at College Green (Rain location: Houston Hall)
    Open to the Penn community, alumni and Inauguration participants and guests.

Inaugural Symposum

RISING TO THE CHALLENGES OF A DIVERSE DEMOCRACY
The symposium is open to all.

1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • CREATING AND COMMUNICATING KNOWLEDGE IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD
    Heilmeier Hall, Towne Building, 220 South 33rd St.
    Andrea Mitchell, NBC News; Elijah Anderson, SAS; John J. Dilulio, SAS; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, ASC; Fernando Pereira, SEAS.

  • IMPROVING LIVES BY INVESTING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut St.
    Barbara L. Weber, SOM; Arthur L. Caplan, SOM; Michael L. Klein, SAS; Mary D. Naylor, SON; David S. Roos, SAS; Ralph L. Brinster, SVM.

3:15-4:45 p.m.

  • EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS AS ENGAGED CITIZENS
    Room 17, Logan Hall, 249 South 36th St.
    Sarah Barringer Gordon, SOL; Thomas Donaldson, Wharton; Sarah H. Kagan, SON; Laurie D. Olin, DES; Dennis Thompson, Harvard University.

  • LEADING AND LEARNING FROM LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITIES
    Colloquium Hall, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.
    Jon Huntsman, Huntsman Corporation; Judith Ann Buchanan, SDM; Michael Useem, Wharton; Dennis Culhane, SSW; Margaret Beale Spencer, GSE.

  • MAKING THE MOST OF OUR CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
    Room 200, College Hall, 3450 Woodland Walk.
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University; K. Anthony Appiah, Princeton University; Howard F. Chang, SOL; Ania Loomba, SAS; Barbara Savage, SAS.

5:00-6:00 p.m.

  • INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM RECEPTION
    East Hall, Eighth Floor, Huntsman Hall

Visit the Inauguration web site at www.upenn.edu/inauguration/ for complete event information.

Originally published on September 23, 2004