April 3, 2013
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
March 19, 2013
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.
October 23, 2012
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.
April 20, 2012
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.
February 17, 2012
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.
August 3, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – A strategy of “prudent vigilance” is the best approach for the federal government to adopt toward synthetic biology, according to Amy Gutmann and other members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, including Anita Allen of the Penn Law School.
April 12, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- Three University of Pennsylvania leaders will be recognized for their commitment to child advocacy this Wednesday, April 13. President Amy Gutmann will receive The Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award, and Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, and Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will be recognized as Distinguished Advocates for Children by Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.
March 30, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women. The Colloquium, a select group of 29 university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, will address the challenge of “Empowering Women to Change the World: What the UN and Universities Can Do” on April 4-5.
November 9, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann received the 2010 Gold Medal Award from the Philadelphia Public Relations Association at a ceremony here today.