News Archives

Anita Allen: American Philosophical Association President
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Anita L. Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and vice provost for faculty, became the first black woman president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.
Amy Gutmann Receives an I Have a Dream Foundation Honor
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
On June 5, Penn President Amy Gutmann was recognized at the I Have A Dream Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Dream Gala in New York City. Nearly 500 supporters, students and alumni gathered to honor leaders who have made a transformative impact in building a more inclusive America and a more equitable education system. Dr. Gutmann was honored with the Eugene M. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wendy White Receives the GC Impact Award
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Wendy White, senior vice president and general counsel for the University of Pennsylvania, was one of three 2018 GC Impact award winners recognized by The Legal Intelligencer. This award acknowledges chief legal officers who, through their effective leadership, had significant accomplishments in 2017. 
Sharon Smith Named Associate Vice Provost for University Life
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Sharon Smith, Executive Director of Student Intervention Services, has been named Associate Vice Provost for University Life. Since June 19, she has been a member of VPUL’s Central Resource Management Team (CRMT) reporting directly to Vice Provost Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum.
Jazmyn S. Pulley Named Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Jazmyn S. Pulley was named Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn effective July 9. A longtime member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the former associate director of fraternity and sorority life at Columbia University, Ms. Pulley has national leadership experience in the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
Picturing first generation
Penn Today | Tue, 04/10/2018
During one of Penn First’s events during Gen Week, a celebration of the resiliency and success of the first-generation, low-income (FGLI) community, the “photo booth” allowed anyone who identified as FGLI or as an ally, to personalize signs explaining what FGLI means to them.
Penn Medicine Hospitals Named “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality”
Penn Medicine News | Thu, 03/29/2018
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were announced among the 2018 class of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality Index 2018.” The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
Crowd-sourced map showcases campus accessibility in real time
Penn Today | Thu, 03/22/2018
Grad student Mark Bookman and postdoctoral fellow Alice McGrath are on a quest to map physical and social barriers across campus. With the help of volunteers, the goal is a crowd-sourced platform to present a real-time user accessibility resource.
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen: Inaugural Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor
Almanac | Tue, 03/20/2018
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen has been named the inaugural Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 
Penn's Netter Center Celebrates 25 Years
Penn News | Thu, 02/22/2018
As the Netter Center for Community Partnerships marks a major milestone with 25 years of community projects, Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director, spoke with President Amy Gutmann about how the Center’s efforts mirror the strategic vision of the Penn Compact 2020. [Video]