Stories of 2014

  • A Matter of Harmony

    With a unique fusion of cultural and musical influences, South Asian a cappella group Penn Masala regularly dazzles audiences around the world. From performances in India and abroad, to a 2009 engagement at the White House, to an upcoming appearance in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2, Penn Masala...
  • Right Now at Penn:

    Right Now at Penn, Engaging Minds connects hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends with one another, with our amazing faculty, and with the University. Engaging Minds is one of Penn’s dynamic traveling academic symposiums and is just one of the many ways in which the University is able...
  • Faith, Hope, and Love

    The Dalai Lama said humankind reacts in one of two ways when met with tragedy: either by losing hope, or by using the challenge to find inner strength. With courage and love, the Basser family found its inner strength when faced with tragedy, channeling their heavy hearts into delivering a way...
  • Right Now at Penn:

    Right Now at Penn, the next generation of health-care leaders is breaking new ground with an innovative certificate program that explores the intersection of medicine, business, and technology. “The medical curriculum is fantastic for training students to be excellent clinicians, but there are...
  • A Time-Honored Tradition Meets Modern Philanthropy

    On December 2, The Penn Fund―the University’s undergraduate unrestricted annual giving program―will merge a most time-honored tradition with an emerging tradition: #GivingTuesday. Since its inception in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a global movement, supported by an ever-growing number of...
  • Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

    Penn Medicine Celebrates New Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

    Penn Medicine hosted a special October event honoring the Harron family for their generous $10 million gift to rename the Penn Lung Center the Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center, in memory of the Chester County broadcast and cable television pioneer. Harron died of lung disease in 2005. Bolstering...
  • A Quaker Halloween: Homecoming Weekend 2014 Featuring Arts & Culture

    Not rain, nor a spooky Halloween holiday, nor even a football loss could scare away the more than 3,000 proud Quaker alums who returned to campus for Homecoming Weekend Featuring Arts & Culture, held October 31 through November 2. Homecoming 2014 marked the sixth year of the Arts &...
  • Celebrating an Extended Penn Family

    Sending a child away to college can be nearly as daunting as parenthood itself. As a son or daughter embarks upon a journey of intellectual discovery, personal growth, and, ultimately, independence, parents can feel disconnected from their children. Penn Parents exists not only to help each parent...
  • Perelman School of Medicine cake cutting

    Perelman School of Medicine Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration of 250 Years

    On September 8, the Perelman School of Medicine treated students from across Penn’s campus, faculty, staff, and alumni to desserts and giveaways at a cake-cutting event commemorating the kickoff to Penn Medicine’s 250th anniversary. The School’s benefactor Raymond G. Perelman, W'40, PAR'64, PAR'...
  • BFS Homecoming 2014 Brunch

    Quaker Spirit Shines Despite Rain at Benjamin Franklin Society Brunch

    Even the rainy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of the 364 alumni, parents, and friends who kicked off Homecoming Weekend 2014 November 1 with the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Brunch, held in Houston Hall’s Bodek Lounge. “As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin...

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