Convocation 2021

At Penn, thinking creatively and being curious about others, that’s what leads to breakthroughs.

Penn President Amy Gutmann

News Highlights

Students walking beneath flowering cherry trees on College Green

‘Opening doors’ to a Penn education

A virtual celebration this week showcased the Undergraduate Named Scholarship Program and its importance, especially in strengthening the vibrant, diverse community that exists on the University’s campus.

A sea of Penn graduates toss their mortar boards into the air at end of the 2019 commencement ceremony.

President Gutmann in the News

Paul Farmer is awarded the $1 million Berggruen Prize

The New York Times | 12/16/2020

President Amy Gutmann spoke about Paul Farmer, the recipient of the 2020 Berggruen Prize, for which Gutmann was juror. “Dr. Farmer’s call to improve public health systems is a matter not only of science but also of politics, economics, and ethics,” she said. “In this crisis, like the ones that preceded it, our knowledge far outpaces our will to put effective solutions into action.”