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Faculty Senate’s Celebration of Ben Franklin’s 302nd Birthday at a Founder’s Day Symposium
January 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 17

 

Aristotle's Brain

Based on President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact, Penn launched an initiative to recruit scholars whose research and teaching across disciplines foster more effective integration of knowledge and expertise across multiple professions and academic disciplines.

In keeping with the theme, on Friday, January 18, the Faculty Senate invites all members of the University of Pennsylvania community to celebrate Ben Franklin’s 302nd Birthday at a Founder’s Day Symposium. 

Aristotle’s Brain: Integrating Knowledge in the 21st Century will explore the prospects, realities, challenges, rewards, and obligations of interdisciplinary teaching, research, and education.

President Amy Gutmann will moderate this provocative and unscripted conversation, with the four PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) Professors listed below. These eminent scholars have been recruited and hold joint appointments in two schools and departments bringing exceptional achievement across disciplines. 

Founder’s Day, a tradition commemorating Penn’s founder, Benjamin Franklin, is the perfect framework for a symposium embodying Franklin’s spirit of distinguished scholarship and global citizenship.

The symposium will begin promptly at 3 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium of the School of Nursing’s Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard. It will be followed by a reception from 5–6 p.m. in the Carol Ware Gates lobby.  All members of the University community are invited.  No registration is required.

• John L. Jackson, Richard Perry University Associate Professor with joint appointments in Communication, Annenberg School of Communication and Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences.

• Jonathan D. Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor with joint appointments in Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, and History and Sociology of Science, School of Arts and Sciences.

• Christopher B. Murray, Richard Perry University Professor with joint appointments in Inorganic, Nanoscale and Materials Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and Materials Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science.

• Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor with joint appointments in Criminology, School of Arts and Sciences, and Psychiatry, School of Medicine.

 

Almanac - January 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 17