For Civic House: Dr.
Provost Robert Barchi
has announced the appointment of History Professor and SAS associate
dean Walter Licht as faculty advisor of Civic House, Pennās
community service hub on Locust Walk. Founded in 1998, it promotes
and supports collaborative service projects between Penn students
and the various communities of Philadelphia. Under the leadership of
Director David Grossman and his staff, and through the participation
of hundreds of Penn students, Civic House manages a broad array of
programs, including public service internships, Penn Corps, and
individual and group tutoring for children in neighborhood
"Walter Licht is
one of Pennās most valuable citizens," said Provost Barchi.
"He is an esteemed scholar of labor and urban history, a
prize-winning teacher, and an administrator who has played a number
of key roles in university governance." Referring to Dr. Lichtās
residence in West Philadelphia, the provost added: "The mix of
Walterās research interests, his commitment to excellence in
education, and his devotion to the local community, makes him the
ideal candidate for this important new assignment. We are all
grateful that he was willing to take it on."
Dr. Licht succeeds
Deputy Provost and English professor Peter Conn, who has served as
faculty advisor since the programās inception. Dr. Conn said of
his four years, "I will always consider myself privileged to
have been able to join in the effort our students made to organize
and enhance community service through the creation of Civic House.
It is a wonderful idea, and it has been Pennās students above all
who have made it one of the genuinely vital spaces on our
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 10, 2002
September 10, 2002
Volume 49 Number 3
Major General in the U.S. Marines has been named as Penn's
House--the community service hub--has a new
the Convocation last Wednesday, the President
welcomed the new students to campus with words of wisdom.
Research Administration--is intended to streamline processes
related to sponsored research.
a new authentication system is coming to campus to improve
network security and protect privacy online.
last academic year? The Models
of Excellence program seeks nominees whose notable
achievements went above and beyond the job expectations.