Stories

  • 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...
  • Bridging the Gap: Past, Present, and Future

    Built in 1971, the Class of 1949 Generational Bridge extends Locust Walk safely over 38th Street, and pays homage to the legacy of the committed alumni and friends who have made Penn what it is today.   While the bridge has undergone minor updates and refinements throughout the years, it...
  • Penn Integrates Knowledge Brings Interdisciplinary Superstars to Penn

    Just months after being inaugurated as Penn’s president in October 2004, Amy Gutmann launched Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) with a $10 million anonymous gift. This unprecedented faculty initiative had a bold, ambitious agenda: to recruit to Penn renowned scholars whose work draws from two or more...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Ben Watkins, C'13

    Ben Watkins, C’13, is a recent graduate of Penn who resides in New York City. He currently works as a client relationship manager at Kinnek, a startup specializing in B2B purchasing for growing businesses. In his spare time he enjoys both cooking and dining out, attending local concerts, and...
  • Investing in the Future

    A generous $7.5 million gift from Larry Robbins, ENG’92, W’92, will give name to the home of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T Program), funding a full renovation of the historic building and create a permanent endowed fund to support its operations and maintenance in...
  • The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, to be located on the third and fourth floors of Fisher Fine Arts Library

    Energy Star

    A $10 million gift from Scott, C’94, W’94, and Wendy Kleinman has established the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, housed at PennDesign. The Center will advance energy productivity by reframing the relationship between research and practice in support of policy innovation. Specifically, the...

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