News Archives

Breastfeeding At Work Still Difficult
Penn Current | Thu, 10/13/2016
Diane Spatz, a perinatal nursing and nutrition professor in the School of Nursing and lactation program director at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, conducted a study that shows some women find breastfeeding at work a challenge, even with a supportive system.
An Interview with Shaun Harper
The Washington Post | Sat, 10/08/2016
In a Washington Post op-ed, Shaun Harper, a Penn Graduate School of Education professor and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, discusses the controversial video that surfaced of presidential candidate Donald Trump objectifying women.
Stories from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Pennsylvania Gazette | Fri, 09/30/2016
Lorene Cary of Arts & Sciences shared stories from the National Museum of African American History and Culture dedication in Washington.
Penn Alexander School Named as a National Blue Ribbon School
Penn Almanac | Wed, 09/28/2016
Penn President Amy Gutmann, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite, Penn’s Graduate School of Education Director of School & Community Engagement Caroline Watts and others gathered last Wednesday to celebrate a remarkable accomplishment—the naming of the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School (Penn Alexander School) as a National Blue Ribbon School. It is one of only a few hundred schools to receive the coveted annual distinction, and the first Philadelphia District school in West Philadelphia to ever receive the honor.
The Lasting Legacy of Female Philosophers
OMNIA All Things Penn Arts & Sciences | Thu, 09/08/2016
Karen Detlefsen of Arts & Sciences studies the lasting legacy of female philosophers who worked during a time when women were excluded from universities.
Community-Based Organization Counselor Connection (Flickr)
Penn Flickr | Thu, 08/18/2016
College counselors from around the country, representing 16 states as well as Washington DC, were hosted by Penn's Admissions office at CBO Counselor Connection on August 18-19.  The program was developed for community-based organizations that work with college-bound high school students from historically underrepresented, socioeconomically disadvantaged, or first generation college backgrounds.
Beth Simmons Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
Penn News | Tue, 07/12/2016
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price are pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Simmons as the University of Pennsylvania’s eighteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2016.
Three Veterans at Penn Named 2016 Tillman Scholars
Penn News | Fri, 07/08/2016
Three military veterans who are enrolled as graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, John Schippert, Jonathan Wood and Matthew Miclette, have been appointed as 2016 Tillman Scholars through the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia Appointed Ninth Presidential Professor
Penn News | Fri, 07/01/2016
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia has been named the ninth Presidential Professor at Penn, effective July 1, 2016. A world-leading expert in traumatic brain injury, Diaz-Arrastia will be Presidential Professor of Neurology in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Putting My Dorm Room in a Suitcase
Penn Admission Blog | Fri, 06/24/2016
Rising senior Gavi Reiter of New Haven, Conn., has been relishing moments of “unfamiliarity and awe” in her study-abroad experiences from Vietnam to Morocco to Germany.