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Penn Professor Kaja Silverman Receives Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania professor Kaja Silverman has received the Andrew W. Mellon, Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to humanistic scholarship.  Silverman, who is the Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Professor of Art History, will receive a $1.5 million dollar award to be used over approximately six years in support of her scholarly pursuits as a visual theorist.

Stars of David

April 21, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for receiving the Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award from Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

The Civility Crisis Is Real, Not Imagined

April 13, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for her role in a conference on civility at the National Constitution Center.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411 April 12, 2011

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award

PHILADELPHIA -- Three University of Pennsylvania leaders will be recognized for their commitment to child advocacy this Wednesday, April 13. President Amy Gutmann will receive The Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award, and Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, and Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will be recognized as Distinguished Advocates for Children by Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.

From Kindergarten to the Boardroom: The Top Priorities

April 11, 2011

President Amy Gutmann offers recommendations on improving education.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Advice From Amy Gutmann for Women in the Workplace

April 11, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about empowering women in the workplace.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Setting Class Against Class Fails to Solve Our Problems

April 8, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is quoted in a op-ed about concerning state budgets and governmental services.

Article Source: Times of Trenton

‘Women Significant Part of Uprisings’

April 5, 2011

President Amy Gutmann introduces U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Global Colloquium of University Presidents held at Penn.

Article Source: Associated Press

Video: On Leadership: Amy Gutmann on Reaching and Teaching the Next Generation

March 29, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses leadership styles and education.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411
Media Contact:Vannina Maestracci | maestracci@un.org | 917-367-0293March 30, 2011

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Speak at Penn for Fifth Global Colloquium of University Presidents

PHILADELPHIA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.   

The Colloquium, a select group of 29 university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, will address the challenge of “Empowering Women to Change the World: What the UN and Universities Can Do” on April 4-5.