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.
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.
President Amy Gutmann offers recommendations on improving education.
President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about empowering women in the workplace.
President Amy Gutmann is quoted in a op-ed about concerning state budgets and governmental services.
President Amy Gutmann discusses leadership styles and education.
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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.