WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.
Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
Penn Community, United By Blue Partner to Clean Up Area Waterways in Year of Water Service Opportunity
WHAT: Six volunteer clean-up sessions of the Schuylkill and Delaware waterways are planned as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s observance of the Year of Water.
Dedication Set for Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center Complex, a Regional Model of Sustainability
PHILADELPHIA – The Morris Arboretum will host a dedication ceremony for its new $13 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum’s public garden, at 11 a.m., Oct. 5. The Horticulture Center marks the first new building to be built on the property since the founding of the Morris Arboretum in the early 1900s.
Rudolfo Altamirano of International Students and Scholar Services leads a course designed to introduce international students to American culture.
WHAT: Penn’s Office of International Programs’ cross-cultural program
J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.