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RESEARCH Innocence for Sale For Dr. Richard Estes, professor in the School of Social Work, it was infuriating enough to see the child prostitutes being offered on street corners in places like Indonesia. Then he began to investigate the problem back home. Continued...

STUDENT SERVICES A Home on the Walk for Grad Students It has a long, airy lounge, with a 1950s-style fireplace, overstuffed chairs and sofas, and plenty of coffee. Continued...


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RESEARCH One Small Step for Fuel Cells … Developing a fuel cell that can run on ordinary diesel fuel was not a huge step for a team of Penn chemical engineers. But it was an important one nonetheless. Continued...

BRICKS AND MORTAR New Home for Hillel “We’re building a community that encompasses all aspects of the Jewish community and that sees itself proudly as an integrated part of the broader University,” said Rabbi Howard Alpert, a week before last month’s groundbreaking ceremony for Steinhardt Hall, the new home of Hillel at the University. Continued...

GIFTS A Gift for Learning The Wharton School will have a new “learning lab,” courtesy of a $10 million gift from Alfred P. West Jr. WG’66. It will, the school says, “create a series of innovative learning tools that challenge students to think strategically across business functions and organizations.” Continued...


Dr. Afaf Meleis

APPOINTMENTS A Global Dean for Nursing The School of Nursing has a new dean: Dr. Afaf I. Meleis, a prolific nursing scholar in the University of California system. A prominent medical sociologist, the Egyptian-born Meleis spent most of the past 30 years at UC-San Francisco, as professor in the nursing school’s Department of Community Health Systems and as an associate in nursing for the Nursing Service. Continued...


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RANKINGS

High Five for Penn

The University’s steady rise in the national rankings continued, as it tied for fifth place (with Stanford University and MIT) in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent rankings of national universities. Penn, which earned an overall score of 95 in the magazine’s sometimes- controversial grading system, trailed only Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Cal Tech. The rankings were published in U.S. News’ September 6 issue, whose revised system put Penn in the “National Universities—Doctoral”
category. Last year, Penn was ranked sixth in the nation.