College graduation

College Graduation Ceremony 

Sunday, May 15, 2022
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Franklin Field, 33rd and South Streets

Amna Nawaz, C’01, Chief Correspondent and Primary Substitute Anchor for PBS NewsHour, and Oliver Kaplan, C’22, will speak. Nawaz has reported on politics, foreign affairs, immigration, education, climate change, culture, and sports, and interviewed international newsmakers and influential voices. Her reporting as part of a NewsHour series on the global plastic problem was the recipient of a Peabody Award. She has also been honored with an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism Award. Kaplan, a philosophy major from Los Angeles, led the Queer Student Alliance; served on the boards of the United Minorities Council, the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and Penn for Biden; and was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board in the College.

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Graduate Division Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 13, 2022
2 p.m.
Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street

Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Haley Pilgrim, GR’21, Sociology; Farnik Nikakhtar, GR’22, Physics and Astronomy; and Ian Peebles, GR’22, Philosophy, will speak. Smith is an expert on constitutional law, American political thought, and modern legal and political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender.  He is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society. He was the founding director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy and the co-founder of the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia.

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College of Liberal and Professional Studies Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, May 15, 2022
4-5:30 p.m.
Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
RSVP required by May 1, 2022

Dr. Sunil Budhrani, C'95, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, DC, will speak. Budhrani is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and serves on the Employer Advisory Board for Penn LPS Online. He recently served as the chief executive officer of Innovation Health, a first of its kind payer-provider partnership between CVS-Aetna and INOVA Health System in Washington, DC. Budhrani also founded one of the first national end-to-end telemedicine solutions companies, and prior to that, a regional urgent care system.

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University of Pennsylvania Commencement – Class of 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022
10:15 a.m.
Franklin Field, 33rd and South Streets

Ken Burns will be the guest speaker. Burns is an American documentary filmmaker, known for The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, and Baseball. He is the recipient of 16 Emmy Awards and two Academy Award nominations.

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University of Pennsylvania Commencement – Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Master's and Doctoral Degree

Sunday, May 22, 2022
10 a.m.
Franklin Field, 33rd and South Streets

Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology and the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor, will be the keynote speaker. Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She is also the faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

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The President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry won the 2022 Centenary Prize.

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Both fellowship programs support faculty at mid-career.

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