Join us on Thursday, June 17th at 7PM Eastern as we discuss the 2019 film Emanuel, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston. Associate Vice Provost f...
Per Sally Katz prior posting, I found my 1988 Friars Certificate, along with several photos. Here are 2 of them: ‘88 Friars Abbot & Scribe (Jim McLaughlin & Jim Karp) with my fellow ‘89 Friar Chris Ahearn, plus me in between ‘88ers Jim Mikloss & and Greg Catcher. As some have learned over the years, I met my husband “Jimmy Mac” @ the Friars Smoker, but we aren’t pictured together here as we were NOT yet dating...that would come a few days later after ‘88 Friar Chris Flynn’s held an off-campus party. Here’s to all of our great FRIARS memories!! ❤️💙❤️💙 ... See MoreSee Less
PLEASE watch my friend, fellow Penn grad, & Emmy-winning director Jonathan Silvers’ new PBS documentary “Tulsa: The Fire & The Forgotten” this MONDAY evening 5/31, 9pm...check local listings.This new documentary marks the 100th anniversary of “the 1921 tragedy, the history of anti-Black violence, and Black resilience.” It’s an important historical event, yet too few Americans know about it.Jon is an amazing filmmaker who is married to my college roommate Courtney Tuttle C’90. Per his bio: “After a decade in print and television journalism, Jonathan Silvers founded Saybrook Productions in 1996 to explore international justice, conflict, and human rights. At the helm of Saybrook, Silvers has produced fifteen feature documentaries and countless investigative reports for PBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, BBC, Arté, and other global broadcasters”Here’s a link to Monday’s PBS premiere to learn more:www.pbs.org/wnet/tulsa-the-fire-and-the-forgotten/... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Penn Friars Jonathan Muruako for receiving the Shirika Kumanyika Public Health Leadership Award while earning your Masters in Public Health from Penn!! You are an amazing student, entrepreneur, mentor and role model! Now go get some sleep!!! #PennMPH #Friars2017 #pennfriars ... See MoreSee Less
Watch Penn's commencement ceremonies live streaming at 10 AM , the National Anthem will be sung by our own Henry Platt and see senior award winners, Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, Moksh Jawa and Lizzie Youshaei .... until then they are airing congratulations from parents and families of graduates. ... See MoreSee Less
The University of Pennsylvania will hold one limited in-person undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 at Franklin Field on the morning of Monday, May 17, 2021. This plan is continge...
It's a three-peat Friar occasion: Congratulations to senior Friar Henry Platt who just released his single on Spotify, *Take a Number *(attached) AND was featured in 34th Street (in the comments section) AND is singing the National Anthem at Penn's commencement in two weeks! And yes, he is the same pitch-perfect Friar featured on *Sing On Country* earlier this year. open.spotify.com/track/2Zy5YCIMRYA5EZsoDAergc?si=3HCSZ6FIQhC_fNy1oNdv7Q&dl_branch=1Henry Platt · Song · 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
For the first time this season, Penn women’s track and field were able to compete in the heptathlon. And despite not competing in any multi-events for over a year, junior Haley Rizek recorded the pr...
And here is another amazing female Friar athlete - featured on Penn Today. Congrats to senior 2021 Friar Zoe Belodeau ... Sorry your last season at Penn was cut short, but glad you could go out with this well-deserved accomplishment for the record books anyway. ... See MoreSee Less
I can't thank the Friars alum and current members enough for supporting and donating to the Philly Fights Hunger race. I am so excited to announce that we raised $4,779 to benefit Philabundance by hosting a virtual 5k/10k. We had 250 people who signed up to run and many Friars who came out to run in-person this past Sunday (see pictures)! We could not have done this without you all. And it's not too late to support! If you would like to donate, DM me or Mitchell Cornell for more info. #beethungerSince the pandemic started, food insecurity has risen significantly. With 1 in 5 people facing hunger in the Philadelphia area, it has become a crisis in our community. Philabundance is a non-profit that aims to feed the Philadelphia community and end hunger for good. ... See MoreSee Less
Another Friar making waves - this time as best of on the internet!?!?! Join me and vote for ***Broken Bird** *going for a **Webby Award**. ***Broken Bird*** is a short film created by an incredible new mother, filmmaker (and Friar) Rachel HG! It is the story of Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her mom in a NJ suburb. She spends a visitation day with her father, and debates inviting him back into her life as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood. Being nominated for the 'best of the internet' is a pretty cool feat. Good luck! Votes are being accepted between now and May 6th. PS Rachel was also part of our White House Confidential Speaker Series ....she does it all! ... See MoreSee Less
Bringing new meaning to "for the love of the game" is our own grad board president, Sanela Kunovac. Read the interesting story of how our international tennis phenom turned down going pro to go to Penn, went on to make history while there, left to teach economics and psychology, came back to help Penn get back on track and is now changing the culture with Penn's tennis program. Our newest Friar Bryzgalova Yulia, who ended up ranked #10 in the nation last year, is a great example of Sanela's positive influence that has brought fiery life into Penn Women's tennis. We are so lucky she came back to Penn and brings her wide range of talents to lead our Friar Grad Board for another year. ... See MoreSee Less
Born in Bosnia, Penn women’s tennis coach Sanela Kunovac's athletic journey began when she was 3 years old. After getting lost at a beach and sending her parents into a frenzy, she was finally found...
In case anyone is free ... perhaps Darren Tomasso can be part of our speaker series or lead a work out class for Friars !?!?! The undergrads run Friar Fit Club events - maybe time for us to try it out? ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Kyle for posting about Anthony Scarpone-Lambert who did in fact win the 2021 President's Innovation Award. Here is the full announcement from Penn. (Anthony is the handsome one in the light blue shirt in the lower left) ... See MoreSee Less
Am I jumping the gun, or is it ok to congratulate Anthony Scarpone-Lambert? The recipients of the 2021 President’s Innovation Prize are...Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, Nu’21, for Lumify Care: Lumify Care aims to improve the patient experience by developing innovative tools and resources needed to support frontline health care workers. Its flagship product is the uNight Light, a wearable LED light allowing health care workers to illuminate their workspace while decreasing patient sleep disturbances. Anthony is mentored by Therese S. Richmond, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Penn Nursing’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation. ... See MoreSee Less
An appropriate article to share now. Ed Stefanski and obviously his son Kevin will be on the "Spring Dinner" call on Sunday at 1 PM (EST)... clearly sports know-how and the ability to rise to the top runs in the Stefanski blood. ... See MoreSee Less
Ed Stefanski played for Penn men’s basketball from 1973 to 1976 in a mostly supplemental role under legendary coaches Rollie Massimino and Chuck Daly. In 1999, Stefanski fully invested his professio...
**Donation Matching Opportunity:**Hello Friars Family!! On behalf of the Friar Classes of 2021 and 2022, I am asking for your help. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 has highlighted systemic inequalities that continue to severely impact large amounts of people. **In Philadelphia in particular, hunger and food insecurity have seen huge increases in the last year.** Organizations like **Philabundance**, which supports many food kitchens in the city, are underfunded and struggling to keep up with demand. To this end, one of our own current Friars, Sahitya Mandalapu, has organized a 5K race in Philly on April 25th to raise money for Philabundance!! More info about the race can be found here: www.eventcreate.com/e/philly-fights-hungerand contestents will be able to run on their own or in a small group in any part of the city! Perfect for adjusting to COVID restrictions.They are expecting 100-200 ticket sales at $18 per ticket. **We would love to have Friar alumni match all ticket sales to be able to double (or more) the donation to Philabundance after the event. **As a 2021 class, we have worked at MANNA Food Kitchen on several days of this semester, so this effort would complement in a substantial way our continued commitment to service in Philadelphia. **If you have the ability to donate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount you can pledge to match,** and we will reach out after the event to collect the money. Any amount will help, whether it's $5, $18, or $100. Please feel free to email me or text/call at (775) 750-4646 with any questions.I have been more than proud to lead my Friars class this year, and this effort will be the right way to finish off our unique year. We greatly look forward to joining such a dedicated and passionate alumni community. ... See MoreSee Less
Even in a pandemic-limited athletic year, we still have Friars making news. Congratulations to senior Camille Dickson on breaking yet another Penn record! I've lost count you have so many. If it weren't for Covid and you had a normal season of meets to finish out your time at Penn, I'm sure you'd rack up even more. Friar proud. ... See MoreSee Less
Friars!I invite you all to join me tonight at 7pm Pacific for one hour of totally fun, totally free, and totally fabulous improvisation games. Open to you and/or the entire family. Just make sure everyone's on their own device. Register here and bring your cocktail with you. 👍🏼👌 ... See MoreSee Less
March Madness Bracket Update - leading up to the Final Four ....Change in the standings! Now we have Chris Ahearn, Barry Bear, Tiffany Sparks, Diego Morales and Jamie McCarthy in the top 5. Barry was class president and a wrestler and Tiffany not surprisingly was the sports editor for the DP at Penn and is our mysterious Hoop Dreams! All banking on Gonzaga to have a perfect season - so stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less