‘Make the Impossible Possible’

This moment cries out for mission-driven grit
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Penn President Amy Gutmann

2020 CONVOCATION ADDRESS

News Highlights

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Ten years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 3.0, outlining Penn’s goals for improved environmental performance from 2019 to 2024.

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In a ceremony, President Amy Gutmann celebrated the naming of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Stuart Weitzman Plaza.

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Penn was built on the concept of innovation, a notion that holds true today. Innovation is fostered by a combination of faculty, collaboration, facilities, and resources.

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President Gutmann in the News

Penn president and husband donate $2 million for nursing scholars program at the university
Philadelphia Inquirer | 2020-10-20 President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have donated $2 million to the School of Nursing to establish leadership scholarships for undergrads and grad students.
Russian-born Internet mogul Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students
Philadelphia Inquirer | 2020-09-15 Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to fund scholarships for Israeli students. “Yuri’s philanthropy has been as visionary as his distinguished business career. He is one of the founders of the acclaimed Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes pioneering achievements in the sciences,” said President Amy Gutmann.
Trump administration agrees to end policy that could have led to mass deportation of students from U.S. colleges
Philadelphia Inquirer | 2020-07-14 President Amy Gutmann said she was pleased with the rescinded directive to ban international students taking exclusively online classes at U.S. universities this fall. “We are unrelenting in our commitment to continue fighting for our international students to ensure that they are treated as equal members of our educational community,” she said. “Today we can celebrate an important step forward in that effort.”
Penn to provide $4 million in emergency financial assistance to employees, contractors, small businesses
Philadelphia Inquirer | 2020-03-30 Penn will provide $4 million in emergency funding to support local workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a crucial time for civic leadership,” President Amy Gutmann said.