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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 28, 2014

Trustees’ Council of Penn Women Will Present Beacon Award to Janet Napolitano

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Janet Napolitano will be honored April 4 for her career in public service as the former governor of Arizona, the first female to serve as the U.S. secretary of homeland security and now as president of the University of California system. Napolitano will receive the Beacon Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s Trustees’ Council of Penn Women at a 12:30-2 p.m. luncheon.

Janet Napolitano will be honored April 4 for her career in public service as the former governor of Arizona, the first female to serve as the U.S. secretary of homeland security and now as president of the University of California system.

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Media Contact:Monica Yant Kinney | mokinney@vpul.upenn.edu | 215-898-8016
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 25, 2014

Disabilities Symposium at Penn: April 11


 
WHAT:          The 13th Annual Disabilities Symposium, hosted by the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, University of Pennsylvania, will welcome guest speakers Angela Duckworth and Adam Taliaferro.
 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 26, 2014

Pam Grossman Named Dean of the Penn Graduate School of Education

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Pam Grossman has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

Pam Grossman has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price. 

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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | mahoneyw@upenn.edu | 215-898-9232March 24, 2014

M. Grace Calhoun Named Athletic Director at University of Pennsylvania

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M. Grace Calhoun has been named director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Provost Vincent Price, who chaired the search committee.

M. Grace Calhoun has been named director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Provost Vincent Price, who chaired the search committee.

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice

March 20, 2014

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for being named the new dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2014

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that John L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 27, 2014

Penn’s Morris Arboretum Is a Year-round Oasis

It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter.
 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2014

Three Penn Researchers Awarded Sloan Fellowships

Three University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among this year’s Sloan Fellowship recipients. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them the next generation of scientific leaders.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 11, 2014

Expanding Horizons Through Arab Music at Penn

After hearing Arab music for the first time at a wedding a couple of years ago, University of Pennsylvania senior Idrees Syed was so enthralled with the sounds that he soon began taking drumming lessons in the Arab Music Ensemble percussion class at Penn.

“The sounds were just mesmerizing,” Syed says.