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.
Faculty & Staff
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.
Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4. In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites.
Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Sarah Hughes didn’t always consider herself an advocate. But she’s also not one to pass up an opportunity to help.
After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.