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Krista L. Cortes: Director of the Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina
Almanac | Fri, 01/29/2021
After a national search involving students, faculty, and staff, Krista L. Cortes, GED ’11, ’13, has been named and begun her work as Director of the Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, in the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life.
José Bauermeister: Greenfield Professor of Human Relations
Almanac | Tue, 01/26/2021
Provost Wendell Pritchett and Vice Provost for Faculty Laura Perna announce the appointment of José Bauermeister, most recently Presidential Professor of Nursing, as the fifth Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations, effective January 1, 2021.
Christopher Woods: Williams Director of Penn Museum
Almanac | Tue, 01/26/2021
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher Woods as Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, beginning April 1, 2021.
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.
Simone Leigh Brick House Sculpture Installed on Campus
Penn Today | Tue, 11/10/2020
A monumental sculpture by acclaimed artist Simone Leigh has been installed at the corner of 34th and Walnut Streets, the gateway to College Green at Penn.  Titled “Brick House,” the piece depicts a Black woman’s head atop a form that suggests a skirt or perhaps a building. It is the first large-scale piece in the artist’s Anatomy of Architecture series that merges human form with diverse architectural elements. Cast in bronze, the work stands 16 feet high, 9 feet in diameter at its base, and weighs 5,900 pounds. Another edition of “Brick House” is on display on New York City’s High Line through Spring 2021
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.