PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and a panel of Penn faculty will explore the causes of the economic and financial crisis, as well as its short- and long-term impacts on the world, at the inaugural David and Lyn Silfen University Forum. “After the Fall: A World Transformed?” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Zellerbach Theater in Penn’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St.
PHILADELPHIA — “Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Feb. 7, is an exhibit of 40 original drawings, exploring Kahn’s concept that the room is a building block of architecture.
These drawings illustrate this concept with plans, elevations and perspectives of interiors and furnishings. Kahn had a unique vision for how spaces should be built, furnished, and inhabited.
PHILADELPHIA – Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named the inaugural Penn Fellows, a leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career.
Penn Fellows have the opportunity to build networks across the University, meet with distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about university governance and participate in monthly dinners with prominent speakers from within Penn and beyond.
The 2009 Penn Fellows are:
PHILADELPHIA – Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania has been appointed to the United Way’s Board of Directors.
“The children, families and seniors of this region rely on United Way each day to improve their quality of life. With the leadership and support of dedicated board members like Ms. Rush we will continue to deliver on that promise,” said Jill Michal, President and CEO of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is joining more than 400 colleges and universities participating in RecycleMania, a competition for faculty, staff and students designed to encourage both recycling and waste minimization.
Until March 28, campuses will compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per person, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per person and have the highest recycling rate.
WHEN: Jan. 20, 2009, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Penn's Presidential Inauguration Celebration (part of MLK Symposium)
Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
3417 Spruce St.
3417 Spruce St.
Hall of Flags
Graduate Student Center
3615 Locust Walk
Greenfield Intercultural Center
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Commemorative Symposium on Social Change” and nearly two weeks of special events, including lectures, films and discussions on the Penn campus from Jan. 15 to 30.
Mayor Michael Nutter to Deliver Keynote Address at Black Men at Penn's Fifth-Anniversary Gala Fundraiser
PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael Nutter will deliver the keynote address at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s Black Men at Penn fifth-anniversary gala on Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Penn’s Huntsman Hall.
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will moderate a panel of scholars from across the University as they discuss a sustainable environment as part of Penn’s annual Founder’s Day Symposium, 3-5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16.
Gutmann was the first Ivy League president to sign the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging that Penn will significantly reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.