Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research about children and success.
To the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” from the University of Pennsylvania Band, President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price, Secretary of the University Leslie Kruhly, deans, and faculty kicked off Convocation, marking the entry of the newest members of the Penn community.
“Welcome home,” President Amy Gutmann said to the crowd.
In many regards, University of Pennsylvania sophomore Michael Keramidas is a typical college student, clad in a T-shirt and jeans, with a quick smile and a buzz cut. He was No. 1 in his high school class and applied to 15 colleges.
In high school, he participated in dozens of activities, including mock trial, student council, speech league, quiz team and more. He worked in the district office of his long-time state representative. During high school summers, Keramidas attended leadership camps, most recently at Cornell University.
Carrying all the essentials of dorm life, including televisions, bedding, laptops, and entire wardrobes on hangers and in suitcases, nearly 2,500 freshmen have begun their Penn experience.
President Amy Gutmann greeted the newest members of the Penn community as they arrived.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views about the future of biotech research.