News Archives

Faculty Inclusion Report Released (PDF)
Penn Almanac | Tue, 03/21/2017
The Faculty Inclusion Report has been released.  In it, we report on the progress under the Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and lay out a path forward for the next five years.  As we take account of accomplishments, we also look forward to a more inclusive and innovative Penn of tomorrow. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion—in a vibrant educational community that protects open expression and fosters mutual respect among wide-ranging perspectives—has never been stronger or more central to the mission of our University, higher education, our society, and the world.
Women of Color at Penn Marks 30th Anniversary
Penn News | Fri, 03/17/2017
On March 17, the 30th Annual Women of Color at Penn Day luncheon held at the Inn at Penn kicked off the beginning of a year-long celebration of WOCAP. Hundreds of members and supporters were in attendance.
Gender & Sexuality Policy Lab Bridges Gap Between Public, Private Institutions
Penn Social Policy & Practice | Fri, 03/10/2017
A new project focusing on intersecting social identities and systems has put Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) researchers at the helm of a cutting-edge hub that can significantly change the lives of the LGBTQ community and beyond.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
Penn News | Tue, 02/28/2017
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Faculty Work Informs MBAs in Examining Unconscious Biases
The Wharton School | Mon, 02/13/2017
Wharton professor of management, Sigal Barsade, presented a lecture on unconscious bias as part of the first day of Return on Equality (ROE) Week, February 13 to 16, 2017.
VAST LIFE Program Expands Horizons of Students and Future Teachers
Penn News | Fri, 02/10/2017
Second year Penn GSE students in the Urban Teaching Residency program can participate in the VAST LIFE program where they are teaching full time in Philadelphia schools through Teach for America while pursuing their graduate degrees. The program gives GSE students the experience they need to meet Pennsylvania requirements for special education certification with a master’s degree in education, while also helping local teens and their families.
MSI Aspiring Leaders Forum and Mentorship Program Formed
Penn Graduate School of Education | Wed, 12/14/2016
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.
Women in Physics Club Formed
Penn Current | Thu, 12/08/2016
Penn undergraduates have formed a club to empower female physics majors through conferences, weekly presentations, monthly luncheons and annual lectures.
President Gutmann’s Letter Supporting DACA
Penn News | Wed, 11/23/2016
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. 
Honored by The National Academy of Medicine
Penn News | Thu, 10/20/2016
Anita Allen of Law and Arts & Sciences and Martha Curley of Nursing and Med were elected into the National Academy of Medicine, one of the field’s greatest honors.