Stories

  • 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,...
  • "This Is Our Penn"

    Over the last year, through a multi-city event called, “Our Penn: Let the Conversations Begin,” President Gutmann and Penn undergraduates have held live conversations on stage that illustrate Penn today and the vision of Penn Compact 2020 in action. So far over 3000 alumni and friends of the...
  • People Supporting Penn: Bruce Wiltsie and Bill Davenport

    Bruce Wiltsie and his partner Bill Davenport have had many good experiences at Penn Vet with their cotons Barth and Emme, including successful surgeries to treat partial paralysis in both dogs. However, it was their most difficult visit that inspired them to make two separate gifts, both intended...
  • People Supporting Penn: Dr. Erwin A. Carner, SW’65

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community has spent years fighting for equal rights and liberties. While topics such as same-sex marriage have been in the media spotlight as of late, the LGBTQ community continues to strive for inclusions that most heterosexual families take for...
  • "I Lived Here First"

    On September 13, President Amy Gutmann and faculty director, Campbell Grey hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Penn’s 12th College House. “Penn is a university of firsts,” said Gutmann. “We are here today to celebrate you, students who are now members of this unique place and...
  • Penn Spectrum 2016

    Home is Where the Heart is

    "When people talk about home, it’s not just where we sleep at night. It’s where we have roots, and it’s where we receive unconditional acceptance and unalloyed affection, whoever we are,” remarked President Amy Gutmann to the audience during Taste of Penn Spectrum on September 24. As she continued...
  • People Supporting Penn: Lou, M'75, and Lyn Matis

    Lou Matis, M’75, and his wife Lyn have made a habit of providing for students of the Perelman School of Medicine. They’ve funded facilities in the past and for several years have provided first-year medical students with stethoscopes, which are presented in the White Coat Ceremony held each August...
  • People Supporting Penn: Mary Anne and John Gamba

    The Mary Anne Spolar Gamba and John F. Gamba Nursing-Wharton Program Endowed Scholarship Fund is the most recent of three scholarships established by the couple and pays tribute to many aspects of their shared Penn history. Mary Anne, HUP’65, G’84, received her diploma from the Hospital of the...

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