PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice will offer a part-time master’s degree in non-profit and non-governmental organization leadership beginning in the fall of 2009.
PHILADELPHIA — “Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Feb. 7, is an exhibit of 40 original drawings, exploring Kahn’s concept that the room is a building block of architecture.
These drawings illustrate this concept with plans, elevations and perspectives of interiors and furnishings. Kahn had a unique vision for how spaces should be built, furnished, and inhabited.
PHILADELPHIA – A group of students, alumni, faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, has compiled a list of books that are perfect for winter reading. In alphabetical order they are:
• “Breakdowns” by Art Spiegelman (2008)
• “George Orwell's Essays - Everyman's Library Edition” (2002)
• “My Vocabulary Did This to Me” by Jack Spicer (2008)
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PHILADELPHIA –- Abigail Seldin, a student at the University of Pennsylvania and co-curator of an exhibition on the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been awarded a 2009 Rhodes Scholarship.
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PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was among world leaders participating in the Summit on the Global Agenda, a project of the World Economic Forum held in Dubai.
The inaugural Summit, held Nov. 7-9, was a gathering of the world’s most influential thinkers, including leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.