Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell will continue in her role until June 30, 2013, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vince Price announced in an e-mail Friday.
Composed of 58 faculty members across the 12 schools of the University, the Faculty Senate has long been serving as “the voice of the faculty,” according to Vice Provost for Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees. The body deals with tenure and diversity issues, among other topics.
The Penn Board of Trustees convened Thursday to discuss the endowment, new land acquisition and other recent issues pertaining to the University.
Penn President Amy Gutmann will participate in a roundtable meeting today with Vice President Joe Biden and other university presidents to discuss job creation resulting from stimulus-funded research.
Wharton Deputy Vice Dean of Student Life Kembrel Jones — also known affectionately as the Dean of Happiness — fosters students' well being.
Penn alumna Barbara Gorka previously worked for Colgate University and Temple University in their study abroad programs.
Larry Jameson has been selected to succeed Arthur Rubenstein as executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and dean of the School of Medicine.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Biological Issues will examine synthetic biology
Former Penn President and professor Sheldon Hackney will retire this spring after an illustrious career that also included terms as a professor and then provost at Princeton and president of Tulane.
Thirty years ago, before the term post-traumatic stress disorder was used in mental health discourse, Edna Foa wondered how individuals processed disturbing and distressing events. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs now treats PTSD patients, thanks to Foa’s treatment program.
Penn President Amy Gutmann announced that the University has received a gift of $5 million from Emeritus Trustee Stephen Heyman, a Wharton 1959 alumnus. The donation will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship named after Heyman’s father.
Following the Year of Food and the Year of Evolution, the 2009-2010 Arts and the City Year has been “extraordinarily successful in realizing its ambitions,” according to a statement from Provost Vincent Price.
Madlyn and Leonard Abramson announced a $25.5-million gift to the Abramson Cancer Center, adding to their contributions totaling over $140 million.
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia — an organization with the stated mission of “Cops Helping Kids,” which operates 27 centers across Philadelphia — honored Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush at its annual award dinner Tuesday night for her contributions to the organization.
Looking back on her time at Penn, Fran Walker said she will miss the relationships she’s cultivated more than any one experience or event. “I won’t miss the place, I won’t miss Spring Fling,” she said, “but I will miss all of the colleagues I’ve worked with.”
After dedicating 25 years of service to Penn’s faculty, staff and students, Penn Women’s Center’s Gloria Gay is retiring this spring.
Penn's Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush will work with the Restaurant School to increase its "footprint" in University City.
Penn employees, on the whole, tend to consider the University an excellent place to work.
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.