News Archives

Dorothy Roberts Interview on Women’s Health | Fri, 08/04/2017
PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts joined WNYC Radio’s “On the Media” to discuss where she feels a pro-choice position can be problematic. “Choice implies that the market is fair, ignoring the social inequalities that continue to shape many people’s lives,” she said.
Morocco Embraces Multilingualism
Pulitzer Center | Fri, 08/04/2017
As a Pulitzer Center student fellow, Ph.D. candidate Gareth Smail of the Graduate School of Education reported from rural Morocco on that country’s new language initiatives to bolster an education system “widely seen as inferior to that of past generations.” Secondary math and science currently taught in Arabic will be taught in both French and English.
Penn Law Student Adam Neuman’s Op-Ed
Baltimore Sun | Mon, 07/31/2017
My summer at Morgan State University, Penn Law student Adam Neuman's Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun.
Penn’s 2017 SUMR Scholars Tour The Morris Arboretum
Penn LDI | Fri, 07/28/2017
The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR) scholars took a break from their mentored research projects for a Sunday tour of the University of Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum.
Presidential Term Profs Increase Faculty Diversity and Eminence
Penn Current | Thu, 05/11/2017
Eleven exceptional scholars make up Penn’s Presidential Term Professorships, who contribute to faculty eminence across all University disciplines.
Amy Gutmann Receives Lucretia Mott Award from Women’s Way
Women's Way.Org | Thu, 05/11/2017
In 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.
Wendell Pritchett Named Penn Provost
Penn News | Wed, 04/26/2017
Wendell Pritchett has been named the 30th provost of the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Pam Grossman and Beverly Davidson Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts & Sciences | Wed, 04/12/2017
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.
Joann Mitchell named Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer
Penn Almanac | Tue, 03/28/2017
Joann Mitchell has been named Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced last Wednesday. The president noted that this appointment recognizes “not only Joann’s exemplary service to Penn and her distinguished leadership across a broad range of domains, but also our elevation and extension of Joann’s campus-wide leadership role in making Penn a preeminent leader in diversity and inclusion.”
Discussion on ‘Implicit Bias’ in Academia
Penn News | Mon, 03/27/2017
A group of nearly 100 University of Pennsylvania faculty, students and staff gathered together for the “Implicit Bias Teach-In,” an event organized as a “safe space” to have a conversation about what can be an uncomfortable topic: biases.