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Crime Report 2016 (Annual)
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Economic Status of the Faculty 2016
Gender Equity Report
Government Affairs Update (updated 08/26/14)
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Inauguration of President Gutmann
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Mission of the University
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Report of the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare
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Sexual Harassment Policy
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University of Pennsylvania Trustees Extend President Amy Gutmann’s Contract to 2022
David L. Cohen, Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, today announced that the University has agreed to extend the contract of President Amy Gutmann for an additional three years to June 30, 2022.  The extension will make President Gutmann the longest-serving President in Penn’s history.
Open Forum Topics at University Council Meeting: November 30
For the list of topics, click here.
On The Front Page
DARPA Support for Penn-led Team to Develop ‘Next Generation’ Social Science
A scientific team led by the University of Pennsylvania has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and validate reproducible methods for studying human social behavior.

DARPA is an agency of the US Department of Defense that invests in breakthrough technologies to support national security. The award is part of DARPA’s new Next Generation Social Science program, or NGS2, which aims to revolutionize the speed, scale and rigor with which social science is performed.

Penn Vet’s Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project Saves 100th Shelter Dog in Need
Sidon, resting comfortably after surgery.
A five-month-old Cane Corso named Sidon was saved by Penn Vet’s Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project, making him the 100th dog aided by the program since its launch in March 2015. The life-saving program is made possible through the generosity of the Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs (Almanac March 31, 2015).
Holidays: Penn-Style

Holiday Happenings at Penn

Best Buys for Bookworms

Gifts of Involvement

Back Page
Talk About Teaching and Learning: Making a Lasting, Real Impact on Students by Jane Dmochowski
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Issue Highlights: November 22, 2016


COUNCIL State of the University: Eric J. Furda, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Faculty Senate Executive Committee Actions

Faculty Senate Executive Committee Agenda

Senate Nominating Committee 2017

Penn President Amy Gutmann’s Remarks at the Walk of Solidarity for the Penn Community on Wednesday, November 16

Statement from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee

OF RECORD: Rules Governing Final Examinations

HR: Summary Annual Reports for the University of Pennsylvania & Health and Welfare Plan for Retirees and Disabled Employees(for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015)

Celebrations Around the World: Free Family Holiday Event Rings in the Season at the Penn Museum: December 3

Penn Professional Staff Assembly’s Clothing Drive in Support of Philadelphia Neighbors


Philadelphia is now a World Heritage City, and the Penn Museum offers a free, spirited holiday program with an international focus: Celebrations Around the World on Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Penn Green Campus Partnership
Penn Impact 2020
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