University Communications Staff

Laura Cavender

Director, Strategic Communications

215-746-6411

cavender@upenn.edu

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.
PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Columbia University at Columbia’s 258th commencement exercises on May 16 in New York City.
PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been re-appointed chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues by President Obama.  She has served in the position since first being appointed by Obama in 2009.Also reappointed to the Commission was James W. Wagner, the vice chair.  Wagner is the president of Emory University.