Penn Compact

Q&A: David Hollenberg

Blending Skirkanich Hall and College Hall, the new with the old, University Architect David Hollenberg has a hand in shaping Penn’s vibrant campus. (Penn Current)

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 22, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Explores Venezuelan Slums With “Barrios, Vol. 1” Photo Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Master of Science in Social Policy program will host a photographic exhibit, “Barrios, Vol. 1,”’ and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Carlos Beltrán, a journalist, documented the everyday lives of children and families in the poorest neighborhoods in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, for six months. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 5, 2010

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Hosts Inaugural Seminar Featuring Newark Mayor

 

            PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will host its inaugural seminar, “Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families,” on Monday, Nov. 8, featuring Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., as the keynote speaker.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 3, 2010

Penn Law School Topping Off Ceremony for Golkin Hall

WHO:Michael Fitts, Dean, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania

WHAT: Final steel beam to be placed on Golkin Hall

WHEN: Nov. 4, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Law School3400 Chestnut Street

Penn Law School Dean Michael Fitts will be joined by members of the Law School’s Board of Overseers and Penn President Amy Gutmann to sign the final steel beam on the new Golkin Hall.

Blog: Penn Buys Old DuPont Lab

October 29, 2010

Penn acquires DuPont’s Marshall Research Laboratories site for $12.4 million.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 25, 2010

Penn Awarded $990,000 Sloan Foundation Grant for Next-Generation Work/Family Research Network

PHILADELPHIA – The Work and Family Researchers Network, a social and virtual connector for interdisciplinary work-family researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $990,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The new Network builds on the well established Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network that has operated at Boston College since 1997.  Sloan Foundation support will enable the current Network to transition from a Foundation-funded project to a sustainable organization enhancing future work-family scholarship.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 October 25, 2010

Michael Fitts’s Term as Dean of University of Pennsylvania Law School Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Michael Fitts has agreed to extend his term as dean of the Penn Law School until June 30, 2015.

Fitts became dean in 2000 and had been scheduled to step down on June 30, 2012. 

The extension follows consultations with the entire Law School faculty, deans, senior officers of the University, the chairs of the Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen and Law Board of Overseers Chair Paul Haaga, all of whom praised Fitts’s accomplishments.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 13, 2010

Penn GSE Student Earns Social Entrepreneurship Award


            PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.

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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743October 5, 2010

National Research Council Ranks Penn’s Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best

PHILADELPHIA -- The National Research Council has released its long-awaited assessment of the nation’s research doctoral programs.  The assessment, using data collected from the 2005-06 academic year, covers 4,838 programs in 62 fields at 212 universities.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 1, 2010

Penn Announces Third Round of Green Fund Grants; Submission Deadline Is Oct. 29

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Oct. 1 for a third round of grants to support green innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals.