The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.
Though her literary specialty is tragedy, Rebecca Bushnell’s tenure as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences has been anything but, as she oversaw a transformative time for the School and the most successful campaign in its history.
“I wanted to reconnect,” says Gillian Meltzer Miniter, C’90, about how she first turned back to her alma mater. She had taught English and traveled in Europe for two years after graduation, then returned to the U.S. and was working as an analyst on Wall Street.
A $2 million gift from David Elliman, C’73, WG’77, and Dr. Andrea Branch through the BAWD Foundation will enable SAS to jumpstart its effort to attract three new faculty members to Penn. The funds will provide startup support for faculty specializing in ways to bring renewable energy sources...
A family’s history with Penn—and of support for the liberal arts—will be honored with the naming of the Stephen A. Levin Dean of the College. Three generations of the Levin family have attended Penn: Stephen Levin, C’67; his father Leonard C.
A gift of $25 million from Ronald O. Perelman, W’64, WG’66, will create the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, providing a new home for the Departments of Political Science and Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences.