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)
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.
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.
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 School, 3400 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.