Eric J. Furda, vice president for alumni relations and former executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, has been named dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008.
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PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has joined with more than 100 colleges and universities in RecyleMania, a friendly competition to help reduce waste. From Jan. 28 to April 1, campuses across the country will compete to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables and the least amount of trash per capita. There will also be a competition for the highest recycling rate.
PHILADELPHIA – The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a nonpartisan Web site devoted to monitoring and analyzing government-reform proposals made by the 2008 presidential candidates.
TheNextGovernment.com (www.TheNextGovernment.com) is an effort to stimulate public discussion about the most significant challenges and issues facing the federal government.
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with “Opening Minds to a Diverse Democracy,” a symposium on social change and nearly two weeks of special MLK-related events, including lectures, films and discussion groups on the Penn campus from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1.
PHILADELPHIA — “Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Fiber Art,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 19, presents six artists whose works are rooted in traditional textile studies but are far from traditional weavers: Lanny Bergner, Yvonne Pacanovsky Bobrowicz, Nancy Koenigsberg, Rebecca Medel, Warren Seelig and Tsuguo Yanai.
PHILADELPHIA -- Stephen D. Golding will become vice president of finance and treasurer at the University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 1.
In making the announcement, Penn Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli said, “Penn will benefit in many ways from Stephen Golding's expertise in finance-system implementation and his excellent track record of managing large and complex organizations. We are thrilled to bring on board a proven leader with deep financial management experience from across the non-profit, education and health-care fields.”
Peace Corps Fellows/USA Partners with Penn in New Graduate Program for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers
PHILADELPHIA –- As the newest Peace Corps Fellows/USA partner
school, the University of Pennsylvania now offers returning Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to attend graduate school at reduced cost while aiding underserved U.S. communities through internships.
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