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Reappointment of GSE Dean

Having 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.

They 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.

"We 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

Dr. 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.
Dr. Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December 18 after teaching here for 44 years.
President Judith Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
Penn and other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate in the fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Dr. Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Out with 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.
Procards no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in the new Penn Marketplace; BEN Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Postdoctoral Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
The Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize the University community with the resources available for resolving complaints.
Blood Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
Doctoral students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning January 18.
Corrections to the Faculty/Staff Directory are due January 23 so they can be included in the upcoming addendum.
The Penn's 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.