The Raymond and Ruth Perelman gift to Penn is cited.
PHILADELPHIA -– The University of Pennsylvania is among 114 colleges and universities named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Penn was cited for its outreach to the West Philadelphia community.
Penn highlighted several of its community service programs for the Corporation’s consideration in making its awards, including:
PHILADELPHIA —The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Penn’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library a grant of $300,000 to digitize and make available on the World Wide Web a collection of approximately 1,000 European and American manuscripts from 1601 to 1800.
Vice President John Zeller of Development comments on the University’s fundraising pace.
The School of Medicine receives a $225 million gift from Raymond and Ruth Perelman.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions advises prospective students to take courses that will prepare them for the college curriculum.
PHILADELPHIA — From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments. Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation’s effects on memory.