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President Gutmann’s Letter Supporting DACA

In response to a letter from a group of Penn faculty received Nov. 14, 2016, President Amy Gutmann expressed her continued support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Cathy Bartch, associate director of the Latin American & Latino Studies Program (LALS) and Tulia Falleti, director of LALS, thanked Dr. Gutmann on behalf of the faculty for her advocacy and work for immigration reform and impassioned response on the issue of immigrant students. Dr. Gutmann’s letter dated Nov. 16 appears in full here.

Campaign for Community

A Message from Penn Provost Vincent Price
October 17, 2016 - Recent events and challenging issues have divided communities across our country. This is an important moment for us to reflect on the ways in which Penn can serve as a model of constructive conversations about difficult matters. To this end, I am writing to invite all members of the Penn community to propose events, large or small, for our Campaign for Community. (Read more...)

José Bauermeister Appointed Presidential Professor

José Bauermeister Appointed Presidential Professor at PennJosé Arturo Bauermeister has been named the 10th Presidential Professor at Penn, effective July 1, 2016.  An expert in the prevention and care of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among sexual minority populations, Bauermeister will be the Presidential Associate Professor of Family and Community Health in the Penn School of Nursing.

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Events

QPenn 2017 - Penn’s Annual LGBTQ Cultural Week
Mar. 26, 2017–Apr. 1, 2017

QPenn's "Queer Old Party" will be held from Sunday, March 26th through Saturday, April 1st. See the schedule of events here!

Disability Studies: A History Conference
Mar. 30, 2017–Mar. 31, 2017

3:30PM, Arch & Stiteler Hall
This conference brings together activists, scholars, and artists working across different disciplines to reflect on the history of an emerging field, which—since its early activist origins in the 1960s—has gained an institutional presence in academia. We have asked speakers to engage with a key question:  as disability studies gains greater institutional foothold in university spaces, what productive tensions emerge between advocacy, policy, and scholarship?

“Disability Studies: A History” Conference
Mar. 30, 2017–Mar. 31, 2017

3:30PM, Arch & Stiteler Hall
Speakers will engage with a key question:  as disability studies gains greater institutional foothold in university spaces, what productive tensions emerge between advocacy, policy, and scholarship.

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