Academic Calendar
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Crime Report 2013 (Annual)

Crime Reports (Weekly)
Budget Report FY 2012
Building on Excellence
Campus Development Plan
Climate Action Plan
Commencement 2014
Economic Status of the Faculty 2012-13 (PDF)
Gender Equity Report
Government Affairs Update (updated 7/16/13)
Graduate School Rankings
(updated 3/18/14)
Inauguration of President Gutmann
Minority Equity Report
(revised 12/10/13)
Mission of the University
Penn Connects
Recognized Holidays FY2015 (updated 5/13/14)
Retiree Benefits Report
Research Roundup
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Salary Guidelines
(updated 4/2/13)
Sexual Harassment Policy
Summer Camps 2014
Suspension of Normal Operations
Talk About Teaching
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W2 Form 2013
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On The Front Page
Reappointment of Vincent Price as Provost of the University
vincent price
Vincent E. Price, who has served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been reappointed for an additional five-year term, to run through June 30, 2021. Penn’s Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed the reappointment at their meeting in June on the recommendation of Penn President Amy Gutmann.

$7.5 Million to Name the Home of the M&T Program
larry robbins
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Engineering and Applied Science announced a gift of $7.5 million to name the home of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology (M&T Program). This generous contribution from Larry Robbins, ENG’92, W’92, will fund a full renovation of the historic building located at 3537 Locust Walk and create a permanent endowed fund to support its operations and maintenance in perpetuity.
Jodi Fisher Horowitz Professorship in Leukemia Care Excellence at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center: David L. Porter
david porter
Dr. David L. Porter is the inaugural chair-holder of the Jodi Fisher Horowitz Professorship in Leukemia Care Excellence at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Porter also serves as director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He is perhaps best known for co-leading breakthrough immunotherapy clinical trials that produced sustained remissions in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Ombudsman: Lynn Hollen Lees
lynn hollen lees
Dr. Lynn Hollen Lees, professor of history and former Vice Provost for Faculty, has agreed to serve as the University Ombudsman, as of July 1, 2014 for a two-year term, President Gutmann announced recently. Professor Lees will succeed Dr. Thadious Davis. “We are grateful to Thadious who served Penn so well during her term as Ombudsman.”
On The Back Page
Launch of the Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation,a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

book signing

On August 6, from 6-8 p.m., Morris Arboretum will be hosting the launch event for Jon McGoran’s newest book, Deadout, the sequel to his acclaimed ecological thriller Drift, both from Forge Books. Expanding on Drift’s themes of organic farming and genetically modified foods, Deadout also explores Colony Collapse Disorder, which threatens the world’s honeybee populations. This free event will feature samples of local mead from Stonekeep Meadery, locally brewed honey beer from Iron Hill Brewery, snacks from Weavers Way Co-op and live music, as well as access to the Arboretum’s lovely grounds and an actual demonstration beehive and of course a reading and book-signing by Jon McGoran.


Issue Highlights: July 15, 2014

2014-2015 PPSA Executive Committee

2014-2015 WPPSA Executive Committee

2014-2015 University Club Board of Governors

Trustees’ June Coverage

Statement Regarding Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Position On Tobacco Divestment

University of Pennsylvania Standing Faculty—Clinician-Educator

University of Pennsylvania Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy


President’s Engagement Prizes

Extension of Marilyn Jordan Taylor’s Term as Dean of the School of Design

Gift to Establish the Moise Y. Safra Professorship

Co-Directors of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN): John Detre and Sharon Thompson-Schill

Arjun Yodh Reappointed Director of LRSM

$12.6 Million for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

$10 Million Renewal for Penn Medicine Program Studying Immune System

$1 Million in Pew Grants in Support of Penn’s Arts and Culture Initiatives

Interim Director of the Office of Student Conduct: Julie Nettleton

Dental Medicine Executive Director of Finance: Bruce Friedman

Burrison Gallery’s University Club Members Exhibit: Through August 15

Penn’s Children’s Center

Sharks, Dogs & Baseball: August 24

College Search Seminar for Penn Faculty/Staff, Juniors and Seniors: August 20

Computer Connection Technology Sale

PennCard Receives New Design and Contactless Technology

New Campus Map Now Available

Volunteer Opportunities

Theater in the Garden at Morris Arboretum

Family Movie Night to Benefit The Ride to Conquer Cancer

YouDecide at Penn

Traffic Advisories: Roads Closed

Other News
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This is the only issue scheduled during the summer. Almanac will begin publishing weekly starting with the August 26 issue. Submissions for that issue and the September AT PENN calendar are due no later than August 12, space permitting.

2014 Summer Camps and Programs
Penn offers children and teens an array of summer activities from academics, enrichment and recreation—including anthropology, nursing, law, veterinary medicine and music—to more than a dozen athletic sports camps—from baseball to volleyball. See the 2014 Summer Camp Programs and Listing.


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