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Wendell Pritchett Named Penn Provost

Wendell Pritchett Named Penn ProvostWendell Pritchett has been named the 30th provost of the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Risa Lavizzo-MoureyRisa Lavizzo-Mourey has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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.

Ramon Diaz-Arrastia Appointed Ninth Presidential Professor

Ramon Diaz-ArrastiaRamon Diaz-Arrastia has been named the ninth Presidential Professor at Penn, effective July 1, 2016. A world-leading expert in traumatic brain injury, Diaz-Arrastia will be Presidential Professor of Neurology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Women of Color at Penn Marks 30th Anniversary

On March 17, the 30th Annual Women of Color at Penn Day luncheon held at the Inn at Penn kicked off the beginning of a year-long celebration of WOCAP. Hundreds of members and supporters were in attendance.

Faculty Inclusion Report Released

March 21, 2017 - The Faculty Inclusion Report has been released.  In it, we report on the progress under the Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and lay out a path forward for the next five years.  As we take account of accomplishments, we also look forward to a more inclusive and innovative Penn of tomorrow. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion—in a vibrant educational community that protects open expression and fosters mutual respect among wide-ranging perspectives—has never been stronger or more central to the
mission of our University, higher education, our society, and the world.

Amy Gutmann Receives Lucretia Mott Award from Women’s Way

Amy Gutmann, Penn PresidentIn honor of the 40th Anniversary of Women's Way, on May 11, 2017 Penn President Amy Gutmann is receiving Powerful Voices Lucretia Mott Award.  The Awards celebrate women trailblazers and change makers in the region and around the country.

Pam Grossman and Beverly Davidson Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 228 new members. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders.  Penn faculty members Pam Grossman, Beverly Davidson, Samuel Freeman, and alumnus John Legend were among the new members.

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