News Archives

Antonia Villarruel Listed Among The 25 of the Al Día 25th Year Anniversary
Al Dia News | Thu, 12/03/2020
Dean Antonia Villarruel of the School of Nursing was included in a list of outstanding Americans of Latinx descent.
Honoring Our Veterans
Facebook | Wed, 11/11/2020
Penn President Amy Gutmann payed tribute to our veterans on Veteran's Day 2020 as part of America 250's monthlong effort to celebrate veterans and active duty service members.
Roberto Gonzales appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Penn Today | Tue, 10/27/2020
Roberto Gonzales has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 25th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2021. The announcement was made today by President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
Penn Engineering and Steppingstone Scholars launch a STEM equity and innovation lab
Penn Today | Mon, 10/26/2020
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (Penn Engineering) and Steppingstone Scholars (Steppingstone) have collaborated on a new venture, Inveniam, a first-of-its-kind “STEM Equity and Innovation Lab.”
New Penn Initiative to Preserve African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites
Weitzman School of Design | Tue, 10/13/2020
Penn's Stuart Weitzman School of Design is launching a new initiative to advance the understanding and sustainable conservation of heritage sites relating to African American struggles for equality, from before the passage of the 14th Amendment to the present day.
The Penn Experience: Racism, Reconciliation, and Engagement
SP2 News | Wed, 10/07/2020
For more than a century, spearheading social change has always been at the core of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice’s (SP2) knowledge-building activities and practice. But partnering with the School of Dental Medicine on such work is one thing we’ve never done before.
How a brilliant biologist was failed by science
BBC | Wed, 10/07/2020
Roger Arliner Young’s brilliance made her the first black woman in the US to hold a doctorate in zoology. But her academic promise was failed by a system too rooted in prejudice to accept her as an equal.
Penn Athletics announces updates to its Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism and composition of Racial Justice Task Force
Penn Athletics News | Wed, 10/07/2020
The University of Pennsylvania's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce updates to its Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism (released this summer) and the composition of its Racial Justice Task Force.
Parsing the History and Health Effects of Structural Racism
LDI News | Thu, 10/01/2020
The historical roots and contemporary tentacles of structural racism were the subject of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' latest virtual seminar on October 16 that brought together five top experts on race and health.
Grace Calhoun named “Game Changer” by Sports Business Journal
Penn Athletics | Tue, 08/25/2020
Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, the T. Gibbs Kane, Jr. W'69 Director of Athletics and Recreation at Penn, has been named to the 2020 class of "Game Changers: Women in Sports Business" by the Sports Business Journal.