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PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has selected Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates as the designer for Penn Park, a 24-acre space for athletics, recreation and open space.
Michael Bloomberg to Speak at Penn Commencement; Honorees Include Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust
PHILADELPHIA –- Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg, L.P., will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania's 252nd Commencement on Monday, May 19.
Bloomberg, now in his second term as mayor, is credited with reducing crime and creating jobs in the nation’s most populous city while embarking on a series of ambitious environmental and public-health initiatives.
Former President Bill Clinton to Deliver Opening Address of "Kerner Plus 40" Symposium at Penn Feb. 28
PHILADELPHIA – Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the opening address of the “Kerner Plus 40” Symposium at 11 a.m., Feb. 28, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St., on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
A limited number of seats will be reserved for PennCard holders. Tickets, which are free, are required and will be available on a first come-first served basis Feb. 25-26 for PennCard holders only from the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts Box Office, 3680 Walnut St., only one ticket per person.
PHILADELPHIA — Lynn Marsden-Atlass, senior curator of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, has been named director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, effective March 3.
“This is a great day for Penn’s arts and culture community,” Penn Provost Ron Daniels said. “We are indeed fortunate to welcome to Penn a nationally known curator and educator with Lynn’s remarkable range of experience.”
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PHILADELPHIA –- U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah will speak about the need for diversity in nursing, a profession in which 95 percent of registered nurses are white women and the median age is 45, on Monday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania.
The seminar, sponsored by the Penn School of Nursing, will be held in the Bodeck Lounge of Houston Hall on the Penn campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
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.