of GSE Dean
received the report of the Dean Review Committee, President Judith
Rodin and Provost Robert Barchi announced that they will recommend
to the Trustees at their February meeting the reappointment of Susan
Fuhrman as Dean of the Graduate School of Education.
noted, "the report of the Review Committee makes clear, Dean
Fuhrman's accomplishments during her first six years in office underscore
both her strength and vision as a leader and her ability to achieve
the goals she has set. This year the School was ranked eighth in
U.S. News and World Report rankings--up from 20 in 1999--and
the faculty lead the nation's schools of education in funded research
per faculty member. Excellent new faculty have been recruited, all
of whom have distinguished research records; Ph.D. selectivity has
improved, with full funding provided such students; a five-year
cycle of self-study and curriculum review has been established;
and a new executive education program has been implemented. The
School has also significantly expanded its international efforts,
greatly enhancing its prestige and visibility.
are confident that under Dean Fuhrman's leadership, GSE will continue
the outstanding development of its research and professional programs
and play an increasingly important leadership role within Penn and
the broader international community."
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002
January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17
Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor
of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn.
Services will be held on January 12.
Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December
18 after teaching here for 44 years.
Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation
in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate
fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment
as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
FinMIS and in with BEN
Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful
upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in
the new Penn Marketplace; BEN
Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize
the University community with the resources available for resolving
Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic
job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning
Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and
week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner
will be in next week.