Stories

  • When BEN Talks, People Listen

    On May 12, Penn alumni, parents, and friends filled the Union Club in New York City to experience the premiere of BEN Talks, a Penn Arts and Sciences event modeled after the popular TED Talks. Bookended by welcome and dessert receptions during which friends, old and new, chatted and networked, the...
  • Benjamin Franklin Society Members Recognized at Homecoming Weekend Breakfast

    Some of Penn’s most generous annual giving contributors proudly showed their Quaker spirit at the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Breakfast, held on November 7, 2015, the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend, at Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall. An energetic crowd of 540 alumni, parents, and friends gathered...
  • And the Winner Is …

    Harold “Hal” Prince, C'48, HON'71, winner of a record-setting 21 Tony Awards and arguably the best known Broadway musical producer of the past century, has added yet another major accolade to his already impressive résumé. On April 23, at a reception that both honored Prince's...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Robin Carney, C’94, W’94, WG’98

    Robin Carney, C’94, W’94, WG’98, currently resides in Poland with her husband, who is also an alumnus of Penn. She is an active interviewer of prospective Penn students and helped establish the fundraising unit for BIG Against Breast Cancer, a network of scientists in more than 50 countries...
  • Right Now at Penn: Finding a Cure for Cancer

    Right Now at Penn, researchers are investigating a potential cure for cancer―and the world is starting to notice. “Advances in modern medicine have allowed us to live longer and longer, but sadly, cancer to date has remained a constant. In short, it’s what kills us,” said Shane Smith, Founder of...
  • New Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency Awarded to Penn Undergraduate

    Awarded the inaugural Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency―established by the Kelly Writers House and American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Buzz Bissinger, C’76, and his wife, Lisa Smith―Alina Grabowski, C’16, will spend Penn’s spring break honing her craft in the Pacific Northwest....
  • Commemorating 100 Years

    Penn’s School of Dental Medicine traces its history back to the 1850s and the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, the Dean of which established the School of Dental Medicine as the University’s Dental Department in 1878. But it was the construction of the Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental...
  • $7 Million Gift to Create a Lab for Penn's Digital Humanities

    A $7 million gift from Penn Arts & Sciences Overseer Michael J. Price, W’79, and his wife, Vikki, will establish the Price Lab for the Digital Humanities. The centerpiece of the new Penn Arts & Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab will provide the...
  • Alumni Spotlight: John “Rick” Rockwell, W’64, WG’66, PAR’00

    Tell us a little bit about your life before Penn and how you came to be interested in the University. I was born in West Chester, PA. When I was young I lived in South Jersey, as my father had a job there, and we later relocated to Wilmington. After Penn I lived in Philadelphia and consider myself...
  • Fulfilling the Promise of Affordable Education

    On November 11, 2014, more than 500 alumni, students, and friends celebrated the undergraduate financial aid community and its scholarship recipients and donors―or as Penn President Amy Gutmann called them, “some of Penn’s most loyal, most generous, and most forward-looking people”―at the 2014 Fall...

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