Penn College of General Studies Changes Name to College of Liberal and Professional Studies, Offers New Programs
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies has changed its name to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. It is also redefining and expanding its mission and vision in response to changing global and national trends in higher education.
WHAT: The University of Pennsylvania will be among eight organizations statewide to be honored for their green-power purchases at PennFuture’s annual Green Power Awards luncheon. Businesses and institutions that are taking the lead in creating new renewable supply and are advancing policies that develop the renewable energy market will also be honored.
WHEN: Noon-2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16
WHERE: The Hilton Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St., Philadelphia
“I’m Not Rockefeller”: 33 Philanthropists Share Charitable-Giving Approaches in Study by Penn Philanthropy Center
PHILADELPHIA — A sizable percentage of high-net-worth givers do not see themselves as philanthropists even though each gives away about a million dollars or more annually.
That is among the findings of a study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy.
The CHIP study involved structured interviews with 33 anonymous high-net-worth individuals, each capable of giving $1 million annually.
PHILADELPHIA –- At today’s ServiceNation Summit in New York, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann joined other college and university presidents in committing their institutions to increased national service.
The Summit is a gathering of national leaders to mobilize a campaign for a new era of service and civic engagement in which all Americans will work together to solve the country’s most persistent societal challenges.
PHILADELPHIA — “Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Sept. 13, is an exhibit of 30 master prints dating from the early 20th century to the present that features various methods of printmaking, including aquatint, etching, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, screenprint and woodblock.
The earliest work in the collection is Edward Hopper’s etching “The Locomotive, 1923” and the most recent, “Stump, 2000,” is a woodcut by the late Neil Welliver, a Penn professor emeritus.
Penn Physicist Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Among Eight Scientists to Receive the 2007 National Medal of Science
Media Contact:Barbara Lea-Kruger | bkruger@.upenn.edu | 215-898-2698August 22, 2008
PennGreen Initiative Will Train Students to Lead an Environmentally Conscious Culture on Penn Campus
WHAT: PennGreen, a week-long pre-orientation pilot leadership training program designed to provide selected University of Pennsylvania upperclassmen with information and skills they can use to give future incoming freshmen an environmental introduction to the campus and Philadelphia.