• Raymond Perelman receives Penn Medal for Distinguished Achievement

    Raymond Perelman receives Penn Medal for Distinguished Achievement

    Penn President Amy Gutmann presented the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement to prominent Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond Perelman at an event Wednesday evening celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine.

  • Integrated Studies at Penn

    Integrated Studies at Penn

    This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

  • Ethically Impossible

    Ethically Impossible

    The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, has completed the first phase of an important study on U.S.-funded research conducted in the 1940s in Guatemala that involved intentionally exposing and infecting vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases without the subjects' consent.

  • Penn Park Opens

    Penn Park Opens

    Neither gray skies nor a blustery cold front could cloud the sunny smiles or curb the enthusiasm of those who came out to enjoy the opening of Penn Park. In fact, a rainbow crowned the closing of the event.

  • Replicating the History of Human Evolution

    Replicating the History of Human Evolution

    Discovering a multi-million year old human fossil may represent a truly one-of-a-kind look into the history of the human species, but even the most well preserved specimen is not much use in a vacuum.