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Penn President Amy Gutmann

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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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins $1 million Berggruen Prize
The New York Times | 10/23/2019 President Amy Gutmann spoke about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been awarded the Berggruen Prize: “She inspires women and men of all ages to realize that a democracy thrives to the extent that it provides every citizen equal footing to achieve their dreams.”
Bioethics and changing health care
Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM) | 09/05/2019 President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed the role of bioethics in contemporary medicine and their new book, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die.”
Medical science needs to partner with ethics
Psychology Today | 08/26/2019 “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America,” a new book by President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno, was reviewed.
The ethical mess of our healthcare system
The New York Times | 08/14/2019 President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno authored an op-ed about the U.S. health care system. “By revising and reinforcing the A.C.A.,” they wrote, “we can benefit all Americans without threatening any with the loss of hard-fought, lifesaving health coverage. Surely our fellow Americans with life-threatening diseases of all sorts are also worth saving.”