Institutional

‘Pennovation’ Along the Schuylkill

March 7, 2014

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services talks about the newly announced Pennovation Center.

Video: Rocket Strapped to Cat in Early Warfare Manual

March 5, 2014

Mitch Fraas of University Libraries is featured for researching long-ago plans to use cats as carriers of firebombs during warfare.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 5, 2014

Penn Announces Plan to Create 50 New Endowed Professorships

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the newest of the Penn Compact 2020 Presidential Initiatives -- a bold plan to create up to 50 new endowed professorships over the next four years.

Penn Launches Fund-raiser for Tuition Aid

March 2, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the new Penn Compact 2020 Presidential Initiative.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Unveils Master Plan for 23 Acres Along Schuylkill River

February 27, 2014

President Amy Gutmann says, “The South Bank of the future will be a dynamic, mixed-use incubator of ideas.”

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 28, 2014

Penn Announces Plan to Increase Financial Aid Endowment by $240 Million

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today unveiled an ambitious new initiative designed to raise an additional $240 million for undergraduate financial aid, bringing to $600 million the total amount of philanthropic support for undergraduate education raised in the past decade.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 27, 2014

Penn’s Morris Arboretum Is a Year-round Oasis

It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter.
 

Rutgers-Camden’s Pritchett to Return to Penn to Teach

February 19, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Wendell Pritchett returning to the Law School as a Presidential Term Professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

John Legend to Speak at University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Commencement

February 18, 2014

The 2014 commencement speaker, John Legend, is announced.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 19, 2014

Penn Forms New Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price have formed a new Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare.  The Task Force will examine the challenges confronting students that can affect their psychological health and wellbeing; review and assess the efficacy of Penn resources for helping students manage psychological problems, stress, or situational crises; and make recommendations related to programs, policies, and practices designed to improve the quality and safety of student life.