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.
Faculty & Staff
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.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety is testing the UPennAlert Emergency Notification system with a shelter-in-place drill on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 2:55 p.m.
Public Safety will test the system and its message-delivery methods, including those via personal electronic devices, the DPS Web site and the Penn Siren Outdoor System.
A shelter-in-place drill is designed to provide refuge for the occupants of buildings in the event of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or natural disasters.
Maureen Rush, University of Pennsylvania vice president for public safety
Rudolfo Altamirano of International Students and Scholar Services leads a course designed to introduce international students to American culture.
J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.
Moonstruck Primates: Owl Monkeys Need Moonlight as Much as a Biological Clock for Nocturnal Activity
PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.