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Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA Star Sheryl Swoopes to Speak at University of Pennsylvania
March 15, 2007
WHO: Sheryl Swoopes, Olympic gold medalist and WNBA most valuable player WHEN: 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2007 WHERE: Harrison Auditorium University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 33rd and Spruce streets Swoopes is the keynote speaker for QPenn 2007, a series of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender awareness events at the University of Pennsylvania from March 19 to 28.  Swoopes is an out lesbian who is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA most valuable player.
Penn's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Presents Lecture on "Food, Fellowship and Foreigners"
February 23, 2007
WHO: David Freidenreich Center for Advanced Judaic Studies University of Pennsylvania  WHAT: Lecture on "Food Fellowship and Foreigners: Who You Aren't Supposed to Eat With and Why in Judaism, Christianity and Islam"  WHEN: 8 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2007  WHERE: Uhr Library Temple Beth Shalom 1901 Kresson Road Cherry Hill, N.J.
Penn Launches Civic Scholars Program: Four Years of Community Service, Leadership and Research
November 21, 2006
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has launched its Civic Scholars Program, a new four-year program that allows a select number of undergraduate students to incorporate their academic interests with research and service to the community. The program will welcome its first class, of 15 students in September.The students who are a part of the Civic Scholars Program will address local issues, such as urban healthcare education, poverty and housing, from a global perspective.
Penn Graduate School of Education Center Receives $4.9 Million Annenberg Grant for Leadership Initiative
February 22, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Educational Leadership has received a $4.9 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation to launch the Distributed Leadership Initiative, a four-year collaboration with the Philadelphia School District to promote shared leadership at the individual school level. The Center is part of Penn's Graduate School of Education.
Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial to Launch Penn's 2005-06 Fox Leadership Forum Series
September 9, 2005
PHILADELPHIA-- Marc Morial, former New Orleans mayor and current president of the National Urban League, will speak at Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, about government response and accountability in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The event will be free and open to the public. As mayor, Morial, a Penn alum, orchestrated the evacuation of New Orleans during Hurricane Georges.  Morial will discuss the federal, state and local response to Katrina and the long-term impact on New Orleans and the nation and take audience questions.
Role of Mayors in Transforming Cities Is Focus of Urban Leadership Panel at Penn
June 14, 2005
WHAT:  "The Role of Mayors in Urban Transformation" is the focus of the annual Urban Leadership Luncheon panel, sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. The panel, moderated by Susan M. Wachter, co-director of Penn IUR, will discuss the challenges facing urban mayors.   WHO:    Current and former mayors from major cities will provide insights into the resources and actions needed to develop and transform America's urban centers.   They include: Manuel A. Diaz, mayor of Miami
Radnor School District Superintendent Named Director of Penn Center for Educational Leadership
November 20, 2003
PHILADELPHIA -- John A. DeFlaminis, retiring superintendent of the Radnor School District, has been named executive director of the Penn Center for Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.  
New Leadership Team Named for The University of Pennsylvania Health System
February 17, 2000
PHILADELPHIA --- A new leadership team has been named for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, according to an announcement today (Feb. 17) by University President Judith Rodin. She said that Peter G. Traber, M.D., chair of the department of medicine, has agreed to become the interim dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of the Medical Center and the Health System until "...we undertake a thorough, formal search for permanent leadership."
New Leadership and a New Affiliation for Penn's Fels Center of Government
June 11, 1999
PHILADELPHIA - Samuel H. Preston, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has named leading criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman as the new Director of the Fels Center of Government. Sherman will also be appointed the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Sociology. The Fels Center, which will now become part of the School of Arts and Sciences, was previously associated with Penn's Graduate School of Fine Arts.