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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 5, 2010

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.

Interviews Are Regaining a Foothold in College Admissions Process

August 2, 2010

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses college admission interviews.

Article Source: Washington Post

Who Is Marybeth Gasman?

July 21, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for her study of historically black colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

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Media Contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2010
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | July 20, 2010

Professors Robert Hornik, Joseph Turow Named ICA Fellows

Robert Hornik, Ph.D., the Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Director of the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research; and Joseph Turow, Ph.D., the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, became Fellows of the International Communication Association (ICA). Their election as ICA Fellows took place during the IC

Jury Duty

July 18, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is “spotted doing her civic duty at the Criminal Justice Center.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Traveling as a Professor

July 13, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors an op-ed on how normal discourse while traveling often leads to research topics.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 July 15, 2010

Penn Law School Announces Four Recipients of 2010 Teaching Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Four teachers in the University of Pennsylvania Law School have received 2010 teaching awards.

Matthew Adler, the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law, has been honored with the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course.  He has been honored twice with the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he has also received the University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

CFO of the Year: Large Nonprofit

July 9, 2010

Ralph Muller of the Health System discusses the University’s successful financial performance during the recession as Health System senior vice president of finance and CFO Keith Kasper is profiled.