Stories

  • Jack’s Honor

    Not only do the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon embrace their fraternity’s guiding principles of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love, they appreciate those values in others. In the eyes of Frank Catrickes, W’98; Nick Bhuta, W’96, WG’97; Paul Godinez, C’96; and Josh Thimons, W’98, WG’99, there was...
  • Richard Mashaal, W’86

    Unique Partners

    As CEO of international hedge fund Senvest Partners, philanthropist Richard Mashaal, W’86, has made a career out of betting on the underdog. For him, the belief that the best ideas are those that are undervalued is more than just a business model; it’s an approach that can help solve society’s...
  • Rallying Support

    Unassuming and humble in the shadow of its epic neighbor―the Gothic architecture icon, Westminster House―the relatively diminutive Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) hides in plain sight on Chestnut Street. According to Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services records, the four-story, 8,600-...
  • 'Topping Off' the Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building

    On December 4, the six-story Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS) Building was “topped off,” as everyone who made the new building possible, from the construction crew to major donors, gathered to sign a final steel beam and watch as it was hoisted into place at the top of the structure. ...
  • Alumni Award of Merit Gala honors Penn spirit

    A celebration of Penn's dedicated alumni volunteers, the black-tie Alumni Award of Merit Gala, held the Friday evening of Homecoming Weekend, honors alumni and their achievements of outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania.  Held on Halloween, the 80th Annual Award of Merit...
  • 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...

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