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La Casa Latina Director: Ms. Cobo

Anamaria Cobo, has been named director of La Casa Latina: the Center for Hispanic Excellence. Ms. Cobo will execute the Center's mission to strengthen the educational and professional development of Latino students at Penn and will advance the University's Agenda for Excellence and its mission to strengthen efforts to recruit and enroll Latinos. She will oversee the development and implementation of research, academic enrichment activities, educational and cultural programming, and professional development opportunities.

"We are absolutely delighted to welcome a colleague of Anamaria's extraordinary disciplinary breadth and administrative depth as the new director of the Center for Hispanic Excellence," said Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life.

Prior to joining Penn, Ms. Cobo was an assistant dean and director of the Intercultural Center at Swarthmore College. She has also been an administrator at Columbia University, New York University, University of Alaska Anchorage, and the City of New York Baruch College.

Ms. Cobo is chair of the Latino Caucus for the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education in America. She is also a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the American College Personnel Association, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and the National Conference on La Raza. She received her B.S. degree from St. John's University, and her master of arts degree from New York University.


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 16, 2001

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
October 16, 2001
Volume 48 Number8
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

The grand old Quad will have three new College Houses when renovations are complete next fall.
Getting around University City will be easier for pedestrians and motorists thanks to new signage.
A $6.7 million NIH grant has been awarded to the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.
President Rodin will receive the Beacon Award at the upcoming celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn.
Professor Peter Stallybrass will receive the MLA's Lowell Prize for most outstanding literary or linguistic study.
La Casa Latina: the Center for Hispanic Excellence has a new director.
The ICA has a new director of marketing and communications.
A new Entrepreneur in Residence program gives students a chance to meet and mingle with experienced entrepreneurs.
Research in the social and behavioral sciences involving human subjects must be reviewed by Penn's Institutional Review Board.