Stories

  • Dr. Songtao Shi, Penn Dental Medicine

    Better Than the Tooth Fairy

    A Baby Tooth Guided Penn Dental Medicine’s Songtao Shi to Stem Cell Insights One of the keys to Dr. Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth. Since isolating a population of unique stem cells from baby teeth more than a...
  • President Gutmann with Our Penn: Atlanta students Olivia Horn, C'17, Kayvon Asemani, W'18 and Jenna Hebert, C'16

    Our Penn: Let the Conversations Begin

    The spring semester saw the launch of Our Penn: Let the Conversations Begin, a dynamic multi-city event designed to strengthen the Penn alumni community’s ties to the University and to each other. The event features a short film, a live conversation between President Amy Gutmann and Penn...
  • 2nd Annual Gutman Lecture Explores Justice

    On March 16, Civic House hosted the 2nd Annual Alvin Gutman Public Scholar Lecture in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. The energizing guest lecturer was Dr. David Stovall, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose topic was “...
  • Benjamin Franklin Society Celebrates Members at New York Reception

      The Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) welcomed 392 guests to the New-York Historical Society on March 16 for an evening of conversation and celebration. The reception honored leadership annual giving donors, including alumni, students, parents, and friends of Penn. Among the BFS donors...
  • Our Interactive Past

    It’s fascinating to see a University change as the world around it changes, and the public will soon be able to navigate Penn’s transformation through the pages of The Daily Pennsylvanian—from anywhere in the world. On Monday, January 25th, the Penn Libraries launched the first edition of the...
  • Good Company Worth Seeking

        Jane Austen famously wrote that if you give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, she’ll settle well without further expense to anybody. Some two centuries later—whether by chance or design—the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) answers that...
  • Right Now at Penn: One of Our Own

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Tau Chapter of Psi Upsilon have announced the creation of the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Memorial Scholarship to provide financial support to an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences who would otherwise be unable to meet the cost of a Penn...
  • Right Now at Penn: Happy Birthday, Sweet 15

    On January 31, 2001, Penn officially entered the age of e-commerce by accepting its first online credit card gift. Joanna Kasirer, C’01, (shown above) was a student volunteer at the time, and remembers that first gift well. Probably because she gave it. “As soon as we heard that the system...
  • Benjamin Franklin Society Members Recognized at Homecoming Weekend Breakfast

        Some of Penn’s most generous annual giving contributors proudly showed their Quaker spirit at the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Breakfast, held on November 7, 2015, the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend, at Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall. An energetic crowd of 540 alumni,...
  • Engaging with the Best of Penn

    Engaging Minds New York, now in its seventh year, has become a hot ticket each December for New York-area Penn alumni.  This year’s event sold out weeks early and drew a crowd of nearly 650 to hear a panel of stellar faculty. The lineup included Danielle Bassett from Penn Engineering,...

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