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Prescribed for Med School and Health System
This is a
job made in heaven for me, said Dr. Arthur Rubenstein, the newly appointed
dean of the School of Medicine and the Universitys executive vice president
for the Health System. Continued...
a Minute: the Academic Essence
is not a topic that easily lends itself to distillation or sound-bites,
as Dr. Robert Barchi Gr72 M72 GM73, the provost and professor of neurology,
readily acknowledged. But on a sweltering summers afternoon, he stepped
up to a podium at 37th and Locust Walk and delivered a highly condensed
lecture on the subject to 50-some listeners, drawn by a combination of
subject matter, speaker, free calzones, and some classical guitar. (Actually,
the warning-level heat probably drove down the attendance somewhat, since
usually between 100 and 200 people attend.) Continued...
GIFTS Mack the Cutting Edge A $10 million gift from William L. Mack W61 has led to the creation of a new center at the Wharton School: the William and Phyllis Mack Center for Tech-nological Innovation. Continued...
RESEARCH Shelter from the Storm The fact of homelessness among mentally ill people is compelling enough, Dr. Dennis Culhane was saying. The fact that we can demonstrate the cost-neutrality of housing them makes it even more compellingeven for fiscal conservativesto take action. Continued...
Dr. Ira M. Schwartz, dean of the
School of Social Work since 1993, is crossing the Schuylkill River to
become provost at Temple University. Continued...
BRICKS AND MORTAR A Campus With a Plan The thing that people dont understand about the landscape and the larger structure of a university is [that] thats what everyone has in common and thats the one thing everyone shares, says Laurie Olin, Practice Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Graduate School of Fine Arts. The landscape is not just a bunch of bushes and trees; its actually the structure of the public space and the commons of everyone at the great universitiesand thats where Penn is headed. Continued...
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