What Penn Stands For

When you walk through this heart of our campus, you see our LOVE statue, which symbolizes what we stand for. We stand for Love, not Hate; Inclusion, not Exclusion; Compassion, not Contempt; Empathy, not Antipathy; Understanding, not Ignorance, and the Elevation, not the Degradation, of the Human Mind and Spirit.

Penn President Amy Gutmann

2017 CONVOCATION ADDRESS

News Highlights

Seven Penn seniors were named recipients of the President’s Engagement Prize. They are Alexa Salas, Camilo Toro and Yaneli Arizmendi for Lanzando Líderes; Marcus Henderson and Ian McCurry for Homeless Health and Nursing; and Antoinette Zoumanigui and Selamawit Bekele for Project Y.V.E.T.A.  This year’s President’s Innovation Prize was awarded to William Fry. 

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By creating an atmosphere for collaboration, creativity, and productivity for innovators from all disciplines, the Pennovation Center will bring people together to foster interaction and the exchange of ideas.

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of four undergraduates as the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize recipients. Awarded annually, the Prize is intended to help Penn students design and undertake innovative, commercial ventures that make a positive difference in the world.

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Amy Gutmann, Penn President, celebrated the opening of The Perry World House at a ribbon cutting ceremony. The University is inaugurating this important new space on campus with two days of programming.

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President Gutmann in the News

Penn to Build New College House Near 40th and Walnut Streets
University City Review | 11/29/2017 Speaking of the new residential building slated to begin construction in the spring, President Amy Gutmann says, “This exciting project will serve as a new western gateway to campus.”
Grad Students in Philly, Newark Plan to Join Nationwide Walkout to Protest GOP Tax Plan
WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia) | 11/27/2017 Doctoral student Brenda Salantes of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the GOP tax plan that could effectively raise taxes for graduate students who teach and do research, including herself. In addition, President Amy Gutmann is mentioned for speaking out against the tax plan.
Biden Recalls Finding Inspiration for Memoir in Personal Loss
Philadelphia Tribune | 11/17/2017 A conversation about public service and personal loss between Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini of the Annenberg School for Communication and former Vice President Joseph Biden, director of the Penn Biden Center, is highlighted.
Village View: Penn Museum Transformation Underway
Mainline Media News | 11/08/2017 President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees chair David Cohen, Julian Siggers and Michael Kowalski of the Penn Museum are quoted about the museum’s renovation and expansion plan.