President Obama announced his intent to appoint Penn Law prof. Anita Allen to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
After considerable deliberation, the University has decided to extend the spring semester into reading days to compensate for class time lost in the two snow days this winter.
The University announced Monday that two dining employees have received tenure, while two esteemed professors will be stripped of tenure.
A year after he left his position as Penn Provost to become the president of Johns Hopkins University, Ron Daniels has “hit the ground running” in his first term as the 14th President of Johns Hopkins University.
Penn President Amy Gutmann received the “Service to Humanity Award” for Penn’s commitment to research and campus advancements at the March of Dimes Foundation’s 17th annual Transportation, Building and Constructions Awards Luncheon Tuesday.
Arthur Rubenstein, Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President of the Penn Health System, will step down when his term ends on June 30, 2011.
Specific goals were to increase internship and study abroad opportunities for Penn students in China, as well as opportunities for collaboration between Penn and Chinese faculty.
Penn’s former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Fry was named president of Drexel University on Wednesday, March 10.
Penn’s 57-member Board of Trustees, led by chairman David Cohen, convened last week at the Inn at Penn to approve some of Penn’s large-scale efforts and decisions.
The struggling economy has caused a nationwide decrease in the size of doctoral programs, but Penn’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences does not plan to make any significant cuts.
For those seniors willing to stay on campus post-graduation, several hundred jobs are available within the University, according to Career Services Director Patricia Rose.
Members of the Student Labor Action Project delivered Valentines to Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and pillows to Penn President Amy Gutmann every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
Minority student groups worked together to convince Penn President Amy Gutmann to take a public stance on the Development, Relief, Education for Alien Minors Act.
The $500,000 Carnegie award that Penn President Amy Gutmann received in the fall will go toward research, internships and GAPSA meetings.
Gutmann joined 24 university presidents to sign the Sustainable Campus Charter at the World Economic Forum, an annual conference seeking to improve the global economy.
If reapproved by the Board of Trustees in Feb., Annenberg Dean Michael Delli Carpini will continue in his role for a second term, during which he hopes to continue setting and fulfilling his goals.
The containment period has been extended until June 2011, with a targeted $100 million in “cost avoidance."
George Weiss — a Penn alum, trustee and chair of the Making History Campaign — donated $20 million to endow four new professorships in the Penn Integrates Knowledge program.
Evan taught sociology and management at the University for over 50 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn in 1946.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell exercised a line item veto and reduced the Vet School appropriation from $34,419,000 to $30 million.