Stories of 2017

  • Benjamin Franklin Society Celebrates Leadership Annual Giving in New York Reception

      On the evening of April 24, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) welcomed 318 members and guests to the Rubin Museum of Art to share conversation and hors d’oeuvres among some of Asia’s finest artworks and antiquities. The reception was a celebration of the University’s leadership...
  • On the Western Skyline

    Penn’s history has been molded by many capable hands, but our physical presence—our contribution to the Philadelphia skyline—is largely attributable to an oft-overshadowed provost, Charles Custis Harrison. Harrison—founder of the Franklin Sugar Refinery, one of the largest refineries in the...
  • Science, Coding, and Citizenship

    by Juliana Rosati Penn GSE Associate Professor Susan Yoon wants science to empower students—both to develop the skills their futures will require and to live as engaged citizens. “Science content and processes are not just academic things,” she says. “I want students to be able to take what...
  • Penn Engineering Graduate Student Challenge

    Vijay Kumar, Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, has a big goal in mind for his tenure – grow to become the top engineering school in the nation. Accomplishing this means recruiting and retaining the world’s best faculty and students, giving them state-of-the-art facilities...
  • Case for Support: PennDesign Fellowships

    To find a success story about graduate student fellowships, one need look no further than the Dean’s office in Meyerson Hall. “I have three graduate degrees from Penn,” says Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign, “and I wouldn’t have been able to afford to go here if I didn’t...
  • Paul Meyer Celebrates 40 Years at Morris Arboretum

    Paul Meyer, the F. Otto Haas Executive Director of Penn’s Morris Arboretum, is celebrating his landmark 40th year at the institution. Under his tenure, the Arboretum has grown from a small regional attraction to an award-winning botanic garden of national and international importance. Meyer’s...