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Penn Announces Part-Time Option for Master's Program in Non-Profit and NGO Leadership
February 16, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice will offer a part-time master’s degree in non-profit and non-governmental organization leadership beginning in the fall of 2009.
“Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room” Exhibition to Open at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery
January 30, 2009
  PHILADELPHIA — “Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Feb. 7, is an exhibit of 40 original drawings, exploring Kahn’s concept that the room is a building block of architecture. These drawings illustrate this concept with plans, elevations and perspectives of interiors and furnishings. Kahn had a unique vision for how spaces should be built, furnished, and inhabited.
2009 Winter Reading List
January 22, 2009
PHILADELPHIA – A group of students, alumni, faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, has compiled a list of books that are perfect for winter reading. In alphabetical order they are:• “Breakdowns” by Art Spiegelman (2008)• “George Orwell's Essays - Everyman's Library Edition” (2002)• “My Vocabulary Did This to Me” by Jack Spicer (2008)• “Naked Lunch” by William S. Burroughs (1959)
Penn Senior Abigail Seldin Wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 24, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Abigail Seldin, a student at the University of Pennsylvania and co-curator of an exhibition on the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been awarded a 2009 Rhodes Scholarship. Seldin is a senior in the Department of Anthropology of Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences.
International Darwin Scholar Janet Browne to Speak at Penn's Year of Evolution
November 18, 2008
International Conference Examines Non-Profit Leadership, Marks School of Social Policy and Practice Centennial
November 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — As a part of its centennial, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is sponsoring the 37th annual Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA, conference in conjunction with the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium and a reception marking 100 years of social-work education at Penn.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Other Penn Faculty Participate in Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai
November 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was among world leaders participating in the Summit on the Global Agenda, a project of the World Economic Forum held in Dubai. The inaugural Summit, held Nov. 7-9, was a gathering of the world’s most influential thinkers, including leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.
Penn Engineering Establishes Rachleff Scholars Program to Foster Research, Leadership, Community Outreach
October 21, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania has established the Rachleff Scholars honors program offering undergraduates the early opportunity to conduct research with University faculty, organize partnerships with regional industry and perform community outreach.