History Chair: Dr. Katz
Dean Samuel H. Preston has announced that Dr. Michael Katz, Sheldon
and Lucy Hackney Professor of History, has been named to an endowed
chair, the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professorship in History.
Katz received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1961, an M.A.T.
from Harvard in 1962, and an Ed.D. from Harvard in 1966. He came
to Penn as a full professor in 1978 and has previously held the
Stanley I. Sheerr Term Chair in History. His teaching and research
focus on American social history, including the history of education,
the history of urban social and family structure, and the history
of poverty and social welfare.
coming to Penn, he was a history professor at York University. He
also was a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
and the University of Toronto. He has been a visiting associate
professor at Harvards Graduate School of Education and a visiting
scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center
at Princeton, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Institute for
Advanced Study. At Penn, he has served as the director of the Urban
Studies Program and has chaired the history department.
has published extensively and has been nominated for a Pulitzer
Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His most recent book
is The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare
State (Metropolitan/Holt, 2001).
is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a fellowship from the
Open Society Institute and research grants from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the National Institute on Education, and a number
of foundations, and he has been elected to the National Academy
of Education and the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 1999,
he was selected as a Senior Scholar by the Spencer Foundation, a
lifetime achievement award.
Walter H. Annenberg Professorship in History was created by the
Hon. Walter and the Hon. Leonore Annenberg. The Annenbergs, who
are both emeritus trustees, are lifelong supporters of Penn and
patrons of education across the United States. They have endowed
many chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences and made countless
contributions to the University, including the founding of the Annenberg
School for Communication in 1958.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 5, September 25, 2001
September 25, 2001
Volume 48 Number 5
School of Arts and Sciences names two faculty members to endowed
chairs, Dr. Michael Katz from history
and Dr. David Roos from biology
the aftermath of the attacks, while the community has pondered
and prayed, donated and discussed, consoled and counseled, hoped
and helped, Penn websites have been created or expanded to provide
immediate resources and up-to-date information.
Penn Humanities Forum kicks off today
with a lecture on Time.
A-3 Assembly and PPSA join together to present an Employee
Resource Fair this Friday in Perelman Quad.
Brotherly Love gathers funds and goods for the victims of
the recent tragedies.
Trustees meet after a week's postponement
and conclude their meeting with a moment of silence.
light of the current crisis, the Military
Leave Guidelines for faculty and staff as well as those
for students are outlined.
University Museum opens a new exhibit on Modern
Mongolia with special events that coincide with Penn