PHILADELPHIA — A planned $54 million Investing in Innovation federal grant will bring $4 million to Penn GSE’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of a national program aimed at strengthening literacy among struggling first-graders in underperforming schools. Penn is part of a 16-university consortium working on this project.
PHILADELPHIA –- With a green power usage of 200 million kWh annually, the University of Pennsylvania has retained its top spot among institutions of higher learning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green-power purchasers.
The EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the highest green-power purchases in the nation since 2006, and Penn has led its peers for the past four years.
Penn ranks among the top national universities.
Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Appointed Editor of Nonprofit Sector Academic Journal
PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the peer-reviewed academic journal of non-profit and philanthropic studies, by the Association for Research on NonProfit Organizations and Voluntary Action, ARNOVA.
PHILADELPHIA –- The “Unmentionable World of Human Waste” will get more than just mentioned when Rose George’s “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” takes its place as the text for the 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses college admission interviews.
J. J. Cutler of the Wharton School is profiled as he answers questions about merging admissions and career services.
On the heels of the enactment of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School announces that Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal S. Wolin - one of the Administration's key architects of financial reform - will speak to students, faculty and business leaders. Deputy Secretary Wolin will deliver remarks on the path forward for the implementation of these historic reforms and engage in a question and answer dialogue with the audience.
Kristin Gilbertson of Investments is cited for the University’s successful endowment.