Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Presidential Innovation Lab, an effort by the American Council on Education to examine possible models, inspired by changes from new educational technologies such as massive open online courses, or MOOCs, to boost the number of Americans able to earn a college degree.
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Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.
The University of Pennsylvania will be the site of a three-day conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” that will explore child welfare in the age of reform.
Camille Charles, Tukufu Zuberi, Mary Frances Berry, and Grace Kao of the School of Arts and Sciences, Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School and Vivian Gadsden of the Graduate School of Education discuss how institutions are defining “qualified” in terms of hiring minority scholars for senior leadership positions. President Amy Gutmann is also mentioned.
Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.
Higher Education’s Importance in ‘Reimagining Democracy’ Focus of Book Co-edited by Penn’s Ira Harkavy
Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, has long been a proponent of higher education’s role in improving its community as well as educating students.