Research grants get overseer

    Andrew B. Rudczynski

  • Andrew B. Rudczynski, B.Sc., Ph.D., MBA, was named Associate Vice President for Finance and Executive Director, Research Services. He will be responsible for managing administrative support for the growing number of research grants, which last year were in excess of $414 million. He previously worked in research administration for Rutgers and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, after a career as a research scientist.

  • Louis Berneman, managing director of the Center for Technology Transfer, was elected president of the Association of University Technology Managers. AUTM is a non-profit group of more than 2,100 professionals who obtain and manage intellectual property coming from research at universities, non-profit research institutes and teaching hospitals.

  • Vince Marrocco has been appointed Chief Horticulturist at the Morris Arboretum. A horticulturist there since 1993, is completing a management program at Wharton. His new duties include overseeing the arboretum's horticulturists and garden volunteers.

    Larry Robbins

  • Larry Robbins, Ph.D, was named director of the newly created Center for Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). Robbins, who created programs to teach communications and improve teaching in the Wharton School, will be responsible for creating programs to improve teaching in SAS. Besides providing resources and programs to improve teaching, the Center will also provide confidential, individual assistance to faculty.

  • Andrew Nelson was named head coach of the women's soccer team. Nelson comes to Penn from Wellesley College, where he coached the team to a 67-25-8 record during his four years of coaching. Last year Wellesley advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. Nelson will begin working with the team in the spring.

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Originally published on May 13, 1999