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09/15/10 1:15am
Wharton Deputy Vice Dean of Student Life Kembrel Jones — also known affectionately as the Dean of Happiness — fosters students' well being.
09/10/10 1:09am

Penn welcomes new study abroad director

Penn alumna Barbara Gorka previously worked for Colgate University and Temple University in their study abroad programs.
09/02/10 5:08pm
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.
06/10/10 4:57am

Bioethics panel to meet July 8-9

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Biological Issues will examine synthetic biology
05/14/10 3:23am
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.
05/14/10 12:53am
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.
05/13/10 10:58pm

$5M gift endows PIK professorship

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.
05/13/10 9:05pm

Arts and the City Year 'extraordinarily successful'

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.
05/13/10 7:31pm

Penn cancer center receives $25.5M gift

Madlyn and Leonard Abramson announced a $25.5-million gift to the Abramson Cancer Center, adding to their contributions totaling over $140 million.
05/13/10 5:26pm

Police Athletic League honors Penn's Public Safety VP

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.
04/27/10 1:06am
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.”
04/22/10 3:35am
After dedicating 25 years of service to Penn’s faculty, staff and students, Penn Women’s Center’s Gloria Gay is retiring this spring.
04/14/10 2:53am

VP for Public Safety to serve as Restaurant School trustee

Penn's Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush will work with the Restaurant School to increase its "footprint" in University City.
04/12/10 3:48am

Penn named a top workplace in Philadelphia

Penn employees, on the whole, tend to consider the University an excellent place to work.
04/08/10 10:35pm

Obama to appoint prof. to bioethics committee

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.
04/06/10 5:58am

*Class days added due to snow days

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.
04/06/10 5:10am

*Two professors stripped of tenure

The University announced Monday that two dining employees have received tenure, while two esteemed professors will be stripped of tenure.
03/24/10 12:30pm
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.
03/24/10 3:03am

Gutmann honored with service award

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.
03/17/10 8:24pm

Penn Med dean will step down in 2011

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.