The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is considering a policy of no longer hiring smokers, according to HUP spokeswoman Susan Phillips.
Penn's Board of Trustees met with Penn President Amy Gutmann last week to discuss the University's finances, academic policy and campus and neighborhood relations.
In Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17, Leslie Berlowitz — president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences — named Gutmann and Annenberg Public Policy Center director Kathleen Hall Jamieson to the academy’s new Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.
After extensive consultation with University leaders, Eduardo Glandt will now keep his deanship until 2015.
This week, members from a group of high-performing schools in Kazakhstan are collaborating with Graduate School of Education faculty on a management program.
Although Penn professes a “commitment to diversity" on its website, its statistics on standing minority faculty may reflect a different reality.
The WEF — an annual event that hosts thousands of leaders who work in and out of the economic realm — consisted of numerous events and discussions on economic growth, financial systems, environmental sustainability, health and social development.
Currently, Penn employees in same-sex domestic partnerships pay an extra tax on health coverage — leveling out to around $1,000 per year — from which married faculty and staff are exempt.
Lori Doyle announced Wednesday afternoon that she will step down as Vice President for University Communications at the end of the month.
Penn professor John Katz died Friday, Nov. 26 of complications from renal failure. He was 72.
Last week, President Barack Obama ordered the Presidential Bioethics Commission, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, to review protections for subjects in federally funded scientific studies.
Penn President Amy Gutmann joined the ranks of President Barack Obama, Ke$ha and Ellen DeGeneres in speaking out against bullying of gay students.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Communications professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson have been honored as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.
Dean of the Law School Michael Fitts will continue in his position until June 30, 2015, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vince Price announced in an e-mail Monday.
School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rebecca Bushnell’s decision to extend her tenure until June 2013 will allow her to finish leading Penn’s Making History Campaign for the School of Arts and Sciences. The goal is to raise $500 million by June 2012.
All members of the Penn community received an e-mail on the University’s Missing Student Procedures from the Office of the Provost, the Division of Human Resources and the Office of University Communications last Friday.
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.