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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

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Philadelphia Inquirer | 2020-07-14 President Amy Gutmann said she was pleased with the rescinded directive to ban international students taking exclusively online classes at U.S. universities this fall.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.
Wharton names first female dean
The Wall Street Journal | 2020-02-27 Erika James of Emory University has been named the new dean of the Wharton School. “A passionate and visible champion of the power of business and business education to positively transform communities locally, nationally, and globally, she is exceptionally well-prepared to lead Wharton into the next exciting chapter of its storied history,” said President Amy Gutmann.
Jonathan Moreno on bioethics and the transformation of health care in America
“Academic Minute” (WAMC, Northeast Public Radio) | 2020-01-13 PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed the book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America,” which he co-authored with President Amy Gutmann.