Pullout: Report of the Provost's Committee on Distributed Learning
- April 21, 1998
Volume 44 Number 30
Steven D. Murray
On Wednesday, April 15, the University's vice president for business
services, Steven Murray, died at the age of 51. A
message from the senior officers of the University speaks of this loss
to the Penn community. Information on services and his family's plans for
a memorial foundation are on the web at www.upenn.edu/almanac.
- From the Koo Family:
- $10 Million for Wharton's New Facility
The Wharton School has announced a $10 million gift from Taiwan's "founding
father of business," Dr. Chen Fu Koo, and his sons Chester Koo, W '79
and Leslie Koo, W '81, toward the new educational facility to be built on
38th Street at the present Book Store site.
Their new gift will support planning and construction of the new 300,000-square-foot,
state-of-the-art academic facility that will "help Wharton create a
new global learning environment, incorporating the latest in educational
and communications technology," said Thomas P. Gerrity, dean of the
Wharton School. "We are extremely grateful for the continuing commitment
and support the entire Koo family has given to Wharton over the years."
The strongly Penn-related family (both sons took their MBAs at Wharton,
and Dr. Koo received the honorary doctor of laws degree here in 1992 as
well as the Wharton Dean's Medal) has endowed two professorships at the
school, and has supported the development of Wharton executive education
programs in Taiwan. Each year, the family also provides three $25,000 scholarships
to Taiwanese students to attend the Wharton School.
The Lindback Awards:
Invitation to a Celebration of Teaching
Interim Provost Michael Wachter cordially invites the
University community to a reception in honor of the 1998 winners of the
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished
Teaching, to begin at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Rare Book
Room of Van Pelt Library.
The 1997-98 winners are shown below; for brief profiles
click on the person's photo, or go
to: "What they say about 1998 Lindback and Provost's Award Winners".
Lindback Winners in Non-Health Schools
Lindback Winners in Health Schools
Provost's Awards: Non-Health and Health
Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 30, April 21, 1998
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