The 2014 commencement speaker, John Legend, is announced.
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.
Wendell E. Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden and a former University of Pennsylvania Law School professor, will return to the Penn faculty as a Presidential Term Professor.
After hearing Arab music for the first time at a wedding a couple of years ago, University of Pennsylvania senior Idress Syed was so enthralled with the sounds that he soon began taking drumming lessons in the Arab Music Ensemble percussion class at Penn.
“The sounds were just mesmerizing,” Syed says.
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The University of Pennsylvania Libraries marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with an exhibit of a variety of printed materials of the group and a two-day symposium about the band’s influence on pop culture and rock music.
Penn Dhamaka’s energetic, arm-pumping, feet-shuffling, body-twisting dance routines are inspired by traditional South Asian dance, but the all-male troupe’s flair is all their own.
Amy Gutmann, President
Vincent Price, Provost
Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President
Frederick Ding’s interest in making an impact by improving the lives of others begins with his work on campus assisting fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania.