Mennonite Photographs at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery
PHILADELPHIA - "The Mennonites: Photographs by Larry Towell," which opens at the University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery on July 31, offers 50 photographs documenting a rare visual history of an isolated cultural group. The exhibit, which runs through Sept.
University of Pennsylvania to Build 10-Story Tower Designed to Facilitate Translational Research
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania will construct a $370 million, state-of-the-art biomedical research facility as part of an ongoing commitment to strengthen its international leadership in biomedical discovery.
Penn Grad Student Wins Miss Pennsylvania Title
PHILADELPHIA - Rachel Brooks, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government is the new Miss Pennsylvania and will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant.The 24-year-old from Broomall, Pa., competed as Miss River City.
Statement by President Amy Gutmann Opposing Boycott of Israeli Academics
A small leadership group of the new British University and Colleges Union has recommended a boycott of Israeli universities and scholars by British universities. This proposed boycott represents a direct assault on a core principle of academic freedom.
University of Pennsylvania Earns Accreditation for Human Research Protection Program from AAHRPP
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received full accreditation for its human research protection program from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., a nonprofit that works with organizations that conduct research to raise the level of protection for participants.
Thomas S. Robertson Is Named Dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
PHILADELPHIA -- Thomas S. Robertson, executive faculty director of the Institute for Developing Nations at Emory University and former dean of Emory's Goizueta Business School, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. The appointment, effective Aug. 1, was announced by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ron Daniels.
Council Calls for New Partnership Between Nursing and Medicine to Address Personnel Shortages
PHILADELPHIA - The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply is calling for a new partnership between nursing and medicine to address the growing shortage of physicians and nurses.
Penn Receives Rockefeller Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships to Rebuild New Orleans
PHILADELPHIA - The Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at University of Pennsylvania's School of Design has received a $2.2 million grant to fund fellowships to advance the redevelopment process in New Orleans. Penn fellows will work as project managers and collaborate with the Department of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans and local officials.
Penn Departments Test Use of Alternative Fuel in Vehicles
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania will test a newly developed biodiesel fuel made from waste grease from commercial kitchens. The fuel, produced by Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel, LLC, a biodiesel production company, is cleaner burning than petroleum diesel.
Vincent Price Named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at University of Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Vincent Price has been named associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication and Political Science at Penn's Annenberg School for Communication and will assume his new position on July 1.
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Real-life 'Superman' cop helps disabled man who lost bag at Philadelphia hospital
Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, praised an officer in the Penn Police Department who replaced items stolen from a hospital patient with Down syndrome. The officer prefers to remain anonymous.
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Enthusiasm, hope, and ‘old guard’ warnings follow naming of Philly’s first black female police head
Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety commented on the appointment of Philadelphia’s new police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. When Rush started her law enforcement career in 1976, she said, she “would never have imagined that we would have had a woman commissioner, never mind a black woman commissioner, in the future.”
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New UPenn scholarship aims to diversify urban planning
Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the new Moelis Fellows Program, which aims to diversify the field of urban planning by providing financial support to grad students. “This has really enabled us to go after some the best students and get them to come to Penn,” she said.
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Pennsylvania Society is abuzz about David Cohen stepping down at Comcast
President Amy Gutmann was this year’s Pennsylvania Society gold medalist and spoke about Board of Trustees chairman David Cohen’s contributions to Comcast and Penn.
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PA Society: ‘It’s an annual tradition and a must-attend event’ for politicians and power brokers
President Amy Gutmann will be honored at the 121st Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania Society in New York City tomorrow.
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