University Communications Staff

Laura Cavender

Executive Director, Strategic Communications


Four female college leaders take the stage at the 92nd St. Y in New York City.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and three other university leaders will discuss current topics in higher education and their own personal journeys as part of the new American Conversation Series at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Tuesday,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 274th year of the University of Pennsylvania and to share with you a brief update.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues held deliberations on ethics and neuroscience during its 14th public meeting from Aug. 19-20 at the Perelman School of Medicine’s Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, joined other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.” 
WASHINGTON -- As part of the new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN Initiative, announced in April, President Barack Obama has asked the Presidential Commission f
At the same time that China and other nations seek to replicate the American model of broad education in the humanities, social sciences and natural science, enrollment in humanities programs in the United States is dropping.  
In an attempt to better understand "the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears," President Obama has announced a $100 million investment into the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovativ
In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered. 
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Hospitality Inc. a non-profit organization that promotes the region as a world-class business and leisure destination for corporate, cultural, and professional groups, will present its Vision for Philadelphia Award to Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, October 30, at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.