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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

Symposium on Gender, Embodiment, and Asian Religions
Feb. 24, 2017

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Van Pelt Library 241
Speakers:
Angela Zito
(New York University) - “The Filial, the Familial, the Gendered and the Cultivated in China”
Arnika Fuhrmannn (Cornell University) - “Buddhist Melancholia: Trauma, Agency, and Pleasure in a Southeast Asian Transmedia Archive“
Nirmala S. Salgado (Augustana College) - “Tradition, Power, and Community Among Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka”

Intersectionality at a crossroads: Race, Feminism, and the trials of Social Media
Feb. 28, 2017

5:00- 6:30pm, Cohen Hall G17
The Judith R. Berkowitz Endowed Lectureship with Prof. Andrea Butler, Penn Department of Religious Studies.
 

Intersectionality at a Crossroads: Race, Feminism, and the trials of Social Media
Feb. 28, 2017

5:00- 6:30pm, Cohen Hall G17
A talk by Prof. Anthea Butler, Penn Department of Religious Studies.

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