Making
Connections

The special purpose that you now share ... is engagement. To engage what we know and engage what we do to create a better world.

August 26, 2014 - Convocation Address

Penn Compact 2020

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President's Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate....Read More ...
President Amy Gutmann’s 2005 announcement of the Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) initiative has made Penn a particularly enticing home for professors whose world-renowned work bridges multiple academic disciplines. At a university where commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching is...Read More ...
The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January. About 50,000 students, from 62 countries, showed up for class.Read More ...
Penn shares a decades-long history with the Henry C. Lea Elementary School, dating back to the 1960s. The relationship was created simultaneously with West Philadelphia High School, and marked the University’s first formal connection to the School District of Philadelphia.Read More ...