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A Peek at Penn's Past

(culled from old issues of Almanac)

This Month in Penn's History

10 Years Ago

1/12/93--W.E.B. DuBois College House celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Penn's International Dimensions is published For Comment.

1/19/93--The Twenty-First Century Endowed Scholars Fund established with a $10 million anonymous gift at the School of Medicine.

1/26/93--Time Limits for Ph.D. Matriculants in Graduate Education established.

20 Years Ago

1/11/83--Wharton Faculty and Staff move into the newly renovated and enlarged Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall.

1/18/83--The American Association of University Students establishes its national headquarters at Penn.

1/25/83--College Houses receive a $1 million gift from the family of the late John C. Pappas to fund three programs to strengthen living/learning in the College Houses.

Dr. Irene Winter, associate professor of history of art, is Penn's first MacArthur Prize Fellow.

Emeritus Professor Shelomo D. Goitein is Penn's first MacArthur Prize Fellow Laureate.

Trustees vote to name biology building Goddard Laboratories in honor of Provost Emeritus Dr. David R. Goddard.

30 Years Ago

1/9/73--Moore School of Electrical Engineering celebrates its fiftieth anniversary

1/16/73--Trustees elect Dr. Eliot Stellar as Provost of the University.

1/23/73--School of Social Work building is named the Caster Building in recognition of a gift from Harold J. Caster (Wharton '21).

1/29/73--Pennsylvania: One University, the report of the University Development Commission is published.

1/30/73--Pennsylvania and the seven other Ivy Group institutions approve a common admissions policy.

40 Years Ago

1/63--Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Earl Warren is the principal speaker at the dedication of the Law School's new $1.6 million classroom building on Sansom St.


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 19, January 28, 2003