Once again, we invite you back to campus for Alumni Weekend, May 11-14
to experience the extraordinary energy, excitement, and global intellectual reach of our alma mater. The Weekend celebrates our common ties to Penn as we proudly share its heritage and imagine its bold aspirations for the future. Whether you come to commemorate a reunion, mix with old friends, or stimulate your mind, Alumni Weekend captures the spirit of Penn for all who attend.
For those interested in health care, you will find panels on osteoporosis, medical ethics, and the latest advances in cancer treatment. For spiritual nourishment, don't miss the discussion on Why We Believe What We Believe, or the award-winning film, Saint of 9/11, the story of Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department.
If Wall Street is your preference, check out panels on hedge funds, real estate, marketing, and wealth management.
Closer to home, find out about Penn's expansion eastward to the banks of the Schuylkill, learn about the role of the endowment and its critical importance to the University, or participate in an alumni version of the highly successful Penn Reading Project, which introduces freshmen to the intellectual life of the University. For the annual update on the state of the University, don't miss the Conversation with President Gutmann. The entire family meanwhile — young children especially — will enjoy Quaker Kids 2007 in Houston Hall following the Parade of Classes.
For art and culture aficionados, there is the always popular Penn Gallery Hop, the historic Quad, a performance of Jigu! Thunder Drums of China at the Annenberg Center — and not to be missed — Penn Engineering's
new Skirkanich Hall, described by one architecture critic as "Philadelphia's best new building in a decade."
In addition to the stimulating programs, there will be many opportunities to simply celebrate: the Picnic and Parade of Classes, the multicultural Taste of Penn, the Sing-Along with Monty (Bruce Montgomery), Penn's legendary Glee Club director, and the Party on the Commons all-alumni event Saturday night.
We look forward to seeing you May 11-14.
Paul C. Williams, W'67
President, Penn Alumni