PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship
Judy Schueler of Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn Medicine’s new “innovation tournament.”
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is one of six institutions to be named part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC). Each of the institutions will receive $2.5 million over five years.
PHILADELPHIA –- As the University of Pennsylvania awards eight new Green Fund grants for sustainable campus projects, it is beginning to see the impact of several others funded in the past.
This new round of awardees includes funding for:
• Ozone washing machines at Pottruck Gymnasium.
• A water density system at the Penn Ice Rink.
• A campus chemical inventory and waste management system.
• The start up of a sustainability journal in the Earth and Environmental Science Department.
• An energy audit at New Bolton Center.
WHO: Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Diplomatic Courier Magazine and United Nations University
WHAT: 2011 Global Think Tanks Rankings
PHILADELPHIA –- Celebrating the beauty of its accomplishments, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has chronicled its past with the publication of a book of photographs by longtime Arboretum director Paul W. Meyer.
The 96-page book is an assemblage of the best of the thousands of photos Meyer has taken during the past 10 years at the Arboretum, nestled in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Dean Eric Furda and Patrick Bredehoft of Admissions are featured about the undergraduate admissions process, especially as it applies to students from India.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on the Penn campus in Philadelphia dates its official founding to December 6, 1887. On that date, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania resolved to send “an exploring expedition to Babylonia”—with the stipulation that the University would build “suitable accommodations” to house any artifacts that the first expedition team, and others, would bring back.