Faculty & Staff


University of Pennsylvania Names Next Medical School Dean

September 2, 2010

J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2010

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.

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Media Contact:Lori N. Doyle | ldoyle@upenn.edu | 215-898-8724 September 2, 2010

Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 30, 2010

Analysis of Press Freedom Cites Need to Continue Evolving, Incorporating New Technologies

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – Organizations entrusted with the evaluation of press freedom need to evolve to keep pace with new technologies for disseminating information, such as cell phones and other mobile communication devices, as well as evaluate their methodologies to ensure their ratings systems are valid and useful.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 26, 2010

Penn Law School and Hong Kong University Law School Announce Degree Exchange Program

PHILADELPHIA --  The University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong have established a Master of Laws degree student exchange program.

Managing Millennial Workers

August 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the changing career trends of the “millennial generation.”

Article Source: Inc. Magazine
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 24, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Pens Children’s Book on Environmental Impact

PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, shows the next generation of young readers how to take steps toward becoming more environmentally friendly with her first children’s book,  “Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint.”

The College Admissions Crash

August 24, 2010

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions says the education system can be particularly difficult for students whose first language isn’t English.

Article Source: Daily Beast

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

August 18, 2010

Penn’s Career Services Center is lauded for its continuing alumni support.

Article Source: Forbes

University of Pennsylvania Opens Grand New Fitness Facility

August 16, 2010

Amy Wagner of Athletics discusses the University’s new George A. Weiss Pavilion.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer