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Jerry Lee Center Dedication

Jerry Lee, president of WBEB 101 FM Radio, established the Jerry Lee Center for Criminology at Penn with a $5 million gift from the Jerry Lee Foundation.

The Center will be dedicated on October 15, with awards being presented to the Hon. Janet Reno and the Hon. John Timoney. President Judith Rodin and Dr. Lawrence W. Sherman, the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations and director of the Jerry Lee Center of Crimonology, will preside over the dedication.

Janet Reno, the 78th Attorney General of the United States and the first woman U.S. Attorney General, will receive the Jerry Lee Prize for Research-Based Federal Crime Prevention and Philadelphia Police Commissioner John F. Timoney, will receive the Jerry Lee Prize for Research-Based Local Crime Prevention.

Ms. Reno served under former president Bill Clinton as U.S. Attorney General from March 1993 until December 2000. Ms. Reno received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Cornell and her LL.B. from Harvard. She was Florida's first woman state attorney general, a position she held from 1978-1993.

Commissioner Timoney became head of the Philadelphia Police Department in 1998 after a 29 year career with the N.Y.P.D. where he started as a police officer and rose though the ranks to become First Deputy Commissioner, the second highest rank in that organization.

The goal of the Jerry Lee Center is to "train outstanding individuals to lead criminology, worlwide, as a multi-disciplinary science in research, teaching and public service."

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 7, October 9, 2001


October 9, 2001
Volume 48 Number 7

President Rodin responds to student visa restrictions.
Jerry Lee Center of Criminology will be dedicated next week.
Three Penn faculty members receive NSF funding for projects in information technology.
Call for Honorary Degree nominations 2003.
Dr. Zuberi is the new director of Afro-American Studies.
Division of Public Safety's Maureen Rush talks about security and Franklin Field institutes new security procedures.
The University Research Foundation Guidelines deadline approaches.
The A-3 Assembly's Employee Resource Fair Raffle Winners.
Research Roundup; Biochemical Pathway Detoxifies heavy metals, Engineers develop a fuel cell that runs on diesel; a gene has been found that carries messages from our circadian clock; and professor develops a game to teach what to do in case of a heart attack.