Pullout: Report of the Provost's Committee on Distributed Learning

 

 

Tuesday,
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

SEAS

Wharton

Annenberg

Law

Lindback Winners in Health Schools

Nursing

Medicine

Medicine

Medicine

Provost's Awards: Non-Health and Health

 SAS

Nursing


Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 30, April 21, 1998

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