PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, accepted the Benjamin E. Mays Award from A Better Chance in New York yesterday in recognition of Penn’s no-loan financial-aid program and commitment to diversity and access and for Gutmann’s scholarship on democratic education.
WHAT: Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s Commencement.
Wharton’s executive training graduate program is cited.
Penn receives the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA title.
School of Veterinary Medicine students discuss the School-sponsored "Canine Chillout” event.
WHAT: University of Pennsylvania's 254th Commencement ceremony
WHO: Jon Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, will present the main commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
PHILADELPHIA –- Vice President Joe Biden, father of a 2010 graduate, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Commencement on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.
Biden, a Pennsylvania native, was one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate and is widely recognized for his work on social-justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.