William L. and Phyllis Mack have presented the Wharton School a major gift to permanently endow the Mack Institute for Innovation Management.
“Social Entrepreneurs’ Playbook” will focus on “[doing] more with less” and maximizing the impact of available funds. “The key aspect of this book and social entrepreneurship is to apply the business discipline in the social enterprise,” said co-author James Thompson.
From July 21-23 , Provost Vincent Price will represent Penn at a discussion with other universities’ administrators about the future of online education, including massive online open courses. Penn has seen enrollment of over a million in its Coursera MOOCs.
The University’s funding from the state of Pennsylvania will increase slightly for fiscal year 2014, which includes the coming school year. The School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Infectious Disease will receive the majority of the funds.
Trustee Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Applied Science and Director of the University of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center Dawn Bonnell was appointed Vice Provost for Research today.
The University announced Wednesday that Anita Allen, a professor in the Law School, will succeed Lynn Hollen Lees as vice provost for faculty starting July 1.
Daniel Mindiola has been appointed the fourth Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Wharton School announced on June 5 that Georgette Phillips was stepping down from her position as vice dean of Wharton undergraduate programs. Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management Lori Rosenkopf will take Phillips’ office on July 1.
Katie Bonner, former associate director of student affairs in the Office of Student Affairs, will succeed Hikaru Kozuma as director of the OSA.
A petition from the UniteHere union asked that Wharton’s San Francisco campus stop patronizing le Méridien hotel—the site of a lengthy labor dispute and economic boycott.
On Tuesday, the Law School announced the establishment of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, which aims to “catalyze long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system” through an “interdisciplinary, data-driven, scientific approach.”
Indecent acts committed in Houston Hall that involved a Penn lecturer are being investigated by the police.
On April 24, the University Council Committee on Campus and Community Life presented their annual report to the University Council, which suggested that, “all University of Pennsylvania facilities, buildings, and properties shall be smoke and tobacco free.”
Penn School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital has been designated by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care as the only Veterinary Trauma Center in Pennsylvania on Monday, and one of just nine centers nationwide.
Bon Appétit employees who work at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons are now officially represented by the Teamsters Local 929.
Rabia Abdul, a cashier and baker at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons, is one of the most involved workers in the Justice on the Menu campaign demanding better wages and working conditions for Bon Appétit employees at Penn.
On Friday, about 17,000 spectators celebrated the Making History campaign at Penn Park at the biggest event in Penn’s history — Time to Shine. PHOTO GALLERY: Making History at Penn Park
As the University prepared to celebrate “Making History” at Penn Park, security guards rallied on Shoemaker Green to protest for a contract with AlliedBarton.
Workers at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons might obtain official union recognition by the end of the semester.
Despite pushback from the administration, students are moving forward with a campaign to get the University to divest its financial holdings in fossil fuel companies.