- March 8, 2013
Having endowed the Berlin Family Scholarship for undergraduate students during his 15th reunion year, Joshua M. Berlin, MD, W'95, expanded both his giving and his leadership by establishing the Joshua M. Berlin, MD, W'95 Scholarship at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), where he is one of the youngest Overseers in the School's history.
GSE's interdisciplinary perspective and commitment to teacher education and research were instrumental in attracting Dr. Berlin's participation. The School actively collaborates across the University to develop programs and initiatives that break down the barriers between education and other fields of endeavor. Partnering with educational entities locally and around the globe, GSE is also markedly entrepreneurial in finding ways to connect research with practice.
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- March 1, 2013
High impact areas span student financial aid, innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research, local and global engagement, and health care.
After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities, and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.
Designed to integrate fields of study with high social impact, add state-of-the-art new facilities, attract and retain exceptional faculty, and increase student aid and alumni engagement, the Campaign far exceeded expectations on each of these fronts and more.
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- February 20, 2013
John R. “Rick” Rockwell, W’64, WG’66, forged his Quaker pride early. He can still remember accompanying his grandfather to the Penn Museum and to Penn sporting events during his childhood. As a student, Rockwell rowed lightweight crew and developed a lifelong interest in Penn's basketball program. And after graduation, Rockwell deepened his connection with Penn Athletics, endowing the men's basketball head coach position.
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- February 13, 2013
As a graduate student in Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Vanessa Iyua, SPP’11, knew right way that she’d found just the right place to continue her studies. Originally from the Navajo Nation of Northeast Arizona, she was born and raised on the reservation, and, from an early age, recognized the importance of offering resources and assistance to members of marginalized communities. After finishing her master’s degree in social work, she decided to continue at Penn—this time in a professional capacity—by working with the Greenfield Intercultural Center, first as program assistant and now as associate director. In this role, she is able to assist students of color as an advocate, advisor, and educator.
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- February 4, 2013
Seven years ago, Penn kicked off Making History, one of the largest fundraising campaigns in American higher education. The goal was ambitious: $3.5 billion. Even more ambitious was the vision: to raise Penn from excellence to eminence.
Making History reached its financial target 16 months ago, more than a year before its end date. But the momentum was strong, donors were enthusiastic, and the fundraising continued through December 31, 2012. The final Campaign tally will be announced February 28, and on April 19 the University community will celebrate the success of this remarkable effort at Penn Park.
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