Stories of 2013

  • Baker Retailing Center

    The Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala at the Annenberg Center. This interdisciplinary research center, led by Wharton marketing professor Barbara Kahn, was established in 2002 and expanded in...
  • Class Board 2013 graduation

    Class Board 2013

    As the Class of 2013 gears up for its first reunion in May, we wanted to catch up with a few members of The Class Board to see what they’ve been up to since graduation and how they’ve stayed connected to Penn since they left Locust Walk. Jon Youshaei, Class President What are you doing now...
  • Benjamin Franklin Society Celebrates Members with Spirited Breakfast

                The Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) certainly had cause to celebrate during Homecoming Weekend. A crowd of 515 alumni, parents, and friends gathered at the BFS Homecoming Breakfast in Houston Hall to celebrate Penn’s leadership...
  • $15 Million Vagelos Gift to Lead the Way in Energy Research

    With a gift of $15 million, University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99, and his wife, Diana, both PAR’90, are continuing to ensure Penn’s leadership in energy research by endowing two professorships dedicated to this critically important field. “Energy use and its...
  • Education for Educators

    Lois Kohn-Claar,C’88, GED’88, and Gary Claar, W’88, agree that the Graduate School of Education (GSE) produces educators of the highest caliber who are dedicated to improving student achievement. A GSE alumna and Overseer, Lois is keenly aware that to build on this mission, GSE cannot miss out on...
  • Reed Pyeritz Named Inaugural William Smilow Professor of Medicine and Genetics

    Reed E. Pyeritz has been named the inaugural William Smilow Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. The professorship was established as part of the contribution from William Smilow, who, with his father Joel, made an extraordinary gift to name Penn Medicine’s...
  • People Supporting Penn 2013

    People Supporting Penn: Making a Difference

    Here at Penn, it is the people who make the difference. With the support of a loyal community of alumni, parents and friends, our University is teaching, discovering, and achieving more than ever. We invite you to explore People Supporting Penn, the interactive website recognizing all those who...
  • Penn Alumni Turn Locust Walk Into Memory Lane

    More than 8,000 proud alumni returned to their Penn home to rediscover their Red and Blue roots during Alumni Weekend, held May 10-13, 2013. Returning Quakers reconnected with fellow classmates and recaptured their Penn pride while attending countless events and festivities. Not only did...
  • Penn’s Next Generation of Social Innovators

    One stunning house, 22 Penn alumni and students, and a handful of faculty experts are important parts of an equation for innovation―the Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House. Penn’s School for Social Policy and Practice (SP2) and the Nonprofit Leadership Program are spearheading the...
  • Benjamin Franklin Society Celebrates Penn’s Bright Future with Reception in Los Angeles

    What better way to celebrate Penn’s bright future―and the Penn community―than in sunny California? On a beautiful June evening, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) celebrated its leadership annual giving donors with a West Coast reception, held at the Fowler Museum at the University of...