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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.

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.

Donita Brady Appointed Presidential Professor

Donita Brady Presidential ProfessorPresident Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price are pleased to announce the appointment of Donita Brady as the seventh Presidential Professor, effective July 1, 2015.  Brady will be Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine.

Pam Grossman Named Dean of the Penn Graduate School of Education

Pam GrossmanPam Grossman has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Grossman succeeds Andy Porter, a preeminent scholar and teacher who has served with distinction as dean since 2007.

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice

John JacksonJohn L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice effective July 1, 2014.

Antonia Villarruel Named Dean of Penn School of Nursing

Antonia VillarruelAntonia Villarruel has been named dean of The School of Nursing effective July 1, 2014. 

Women in Physics Club Formed

Penn undergraduates have formed a club to empower female physics majors through conferences, weekly presentations, monthly luncheons and annual lectures.

MSI Aspiring Leaders Forum and Mentorship Program Formed

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) announced that it has been awarded over $745,000 in grants from ECMC Foundation and the Kresge Foundation to host a new program called "MSI Aspiring Leaders." The program will bring together prominent Minority Serving Institutions' (MSI) leaders to engage with mid-career aspiring leaders from the education, non-profit, and business sectors in an effort to prepare the next generation of MSI presidents.

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