Stories

  • Penn Engineering Graduate Student Challenge

    Vijay Kumar, Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, has a big goal in mind for his tenure – grow to become the top engineering school in the nation. Accomplishing this means recruiting and retaining the world’s best faculty and students, giving them state-of-the-art facilities...
  • Case for Support: PennDesign Fellowships

    To find a success story about graduate student fellowships, one need look no further than the Dean’s office in Meyerson Hall. “I have three graduate degrees from Penn,” says Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign, “and I wouldn’t have been able to afford to go here if I didn’t...
  • Paul Meyer Celebrates 40 Years at Morris Arboretum

    Paul Meyer, the F. Otto Haas Executive Director of Penn’s Morris Arboretum, is celebrating his landmark 40th year at the institution. Under his tenure, the Arboretum has grown from a small regional attraction to an award-winning botanic garden of national and international importance. Meyer’s...
  • 2nd Annual Carnot Prize Awarded to Dr. Fatih Birol

    On November 17, 2016, Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awarded the coveted Carnot Prize to Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). While Birol’s contributions to a sustainable future are themselves remarkable, his dedication to ensuring “a place at the...
  • Our Penn Takes the West Coast

    “Everywhere I go, I meet alumni who tell me fantastic, compelling stories about how Penn has empowered them,” says Penn President Amy Gutmann. “It occurred to me that while everyone knew their own personal story, they might not realize how many of their classmates shared similar stories and...
  • 2016 Scholarship Celebration

    This past November 16, nearly 600 students, alumni, friends, University leadership, and parents gathered in Penn’s John R. Rockwell Gymnasium for the largest Scholarship Celebration in the University’s history. What began as a small dinner 20 years ago has grown into one of the hallmarks of the...
  • SP2 Annual Fund: A Pipeline for Change

    While there have been many victories in the battle for social justice, it is far from over. For more than 100 years, Penn’s School of Social & Practice (SP2, formerly the School of Social Work) has been on the front lines. Its mission: to contribute to the advancement of more effective,...
  • Strengthening Diversity at Penn Dental Medicine

    As Penn Dental Medicine nears completion of a two-year renovation of its historic home in the Evans Building, there are many new sights to behold: new classroom, study, and clinic spaces, a state-of-the-art simulation clinic, and a reimagined library that meets the needs of today’s students while...
  • Meet the Winners

    On Friday, October 28, Homecoming Weekend Featuring Arts and Culture kicked off with the annual event that honors outstanding alumni achievement and dedication to the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn community at large. The Alumni Award of Merit Gala was held at the Annenberg Center’s...
  • Benjamin Franklin Society Comes Home

      On Saturday, October 29, amidst the backdrop of a crisp Fall Homecoming weekend, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) welcomed more than 450 members and guests back to campus for its annual Homecoming Brunch. The exclusive event, which took place in Houston Hall, honored parents,...

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