PHILADELPHIA -- Author Toni Morrison has been honored for her contributions to literature and the arts and her commitment to advancing, supporting and promoting women.
PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1. The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
PHILADELPHIA –- The academic component that the University of Pennsylvania has included in its Climate Action Plan caught the attention of the International Sustainable Campus Network when that agency compiled its inaugural Global University Leaders Forum Charter report earlier this year.
WASHINGTON – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of Pennsylvania with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering the community through community service and service learning.
Penn’s Silfen University Forum on March 19 Will Focus on How the 2012 Election Might Fix a ‘Broken’ America
PHILADELPHIA –- A panel of political experts will examine the 2012 election and the effect it will have on the nation’s ills during the University of Pennsylvania’s annual David and Lyn Silfen University Forum to be held 4:30–6 p.m., Monday, March 19, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.
At the forum, the panelists will consider the question “Is America Broken? A Conversation on the 2012 Elections and Beyond.”
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.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $181 million financial-aid budget for 2012-13 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent, the second lowest in 44 years.
"The overwhelming sentiment among student leaders, national advocacy groups, as well as members of the Philadelphia community, was that the only remedy for misinformation is information.… We support President Amy Gutmann's decision to allow free speech to prevail."
President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.