Right Now at Penn

Right Now at Penn, Engaging Minds connects hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends with one another, with our amazing faculty, and with the University.

Engaging Minds is one of Penn’s dynamic traveling academic symposiums and is just one of the many ways in which the University is able to showcase the remarkable work conducted by members of our extraordinary faculty. Engaging Minds affords members of the University community the opportunity to experience Penn again and to strengthen connections across the Penn family―classmate to classmate, generation to generation, and friend to friend.

For images from this event as seen through the eyes of our Engaging Minds Host Committee volunteers, check out the slideshow.


Bringing the unparalleled experience and expertise of our faculty directly to the Penn community, Engaging Minds reinforces the idea that a Penn education truly does last a lifetime―as do relationships built on a Penn foundation.

Most recently, a packed house enjoyed captivating presentations at Engaging Minds New York, held December 6 at Cipriani in New York City. Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Associate Professor of Psychology, discussed her work on what determines if a person will be successful;  Dr. William W. Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House and Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, explored how rising powers are changing the structure and substance of international politics; and Dr. Lori Rosenkopf, Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management and Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division, shared her research on how small the world is when it comes to social networking.  

For highlights from the speakers at Engaging Minds New York, watch the video.

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