News Releases



Christopher H. Browne Makes $10 Million Gift to The University of Pennsylvania
January 28, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - Christopher H. Browne, chairman of the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences and a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, has made a gift of $10 million to the University, according to an announcement today by University President Judith Rodin. The gift will be used to fund five professorships to be known as the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professors in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Statement in Response to FDA Action
January 21, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- The Institute for Human Gene Therapy (IHGT) at the University of Pennsylvania was notified today (Jan. 21) by the FDA that the agency was suspending eight Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs) previously issued to IHGT and pursuant to which IHGT was conducting five active clinical trials in cystic fibrosis, mesothelioma, melanoma and breast cancer, muscular dystrophy and glioma. In its letter, the FDA said that it took this action in light of its recent inspection related to the OTC clinical trial.
Presidential Committee Will Review Research Using Human Subjects at The University of Pennsylvania
January 14, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Provost Robert L. Barchi, M.D., Ph.D., will chair a 10-person committee of distinguished members of the Penn faculty named today (Jan. 14) by University President Judith Rodin to review "...carefully and completely..." all aspects of Penn's research using human subjects.
Penn Names New Vice President for Finance
January 11, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- Craig Carnaroli, Director of the Health Care Finance Department at Merrill Lynch & Co., has been named Vice President for Finance and Treasurer at the University of Pennsylvania by Executive Vice President John A. Fry.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Ian McHarg Awarded The Science and Technology Foundation's Japan Prize
December 20, 1999
PHILADELPHIA--Ian L. McHarg, an Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Japan Prize in city planning. He and his wife will travel to Tokyo in April 2000 to receive the award.
Penn Police to Launch New Public Safety Institute
December 7, 1999
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety is accepting applications for enrollment in the new Penn Public Safety Institute (PPSI), an intensive, 12-week course designed to introduce the University community to Penn's extensive public safety services and programs.
Ford Motor Company Donates $2 Million to the University of Pennsylvania
November 12, 1999
PHILADELPHIA --- Ford Motor Company has donated $2 million to the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will provide support for a wide range of student and faculty programs at both The Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Eduardo Glandt Named Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania
November 8, 1999
PHILADELPHIA --- Eduardo D. Glandt, a distinguished member of the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania for more than two decades, has been named dean of the school, according to an announcement today (Nov. 8) by University President Judith Rodin. The appointment will become effective upon confirmation by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
University of Pennsylvania Acquires Christian Association Property
November 4, 1999
PHILADELPHIA --- The University of Pennsylvania has acquired the Christian Association property at 3601 Locust Walk, according to a joint announcement today (Nov. 4) by University President Judith Rodin and Christian Association Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale. Closing on the property occurred on Nov. 1, 1999. The purchase price of the property and the terms and conditions of the sale were not disclosed.
Kohl's President Jay Baker and his Wife, Patty, Make $11 Million Gift to the University of Pennsylvania for Wharton's New Academic Center and Undergraduate Scholarships
October 7, 1999
PHILADELPHIA -- Jay H. Baker, president of Kohl's Corporation, the Wisconsin-based specialty department store, and his wife, Patty, have made an $11 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania, according to an announcement today (Oct. 7) by University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin. Dr. Rodin said that "...in making this generous gift, the Bakers will greatly enhance the student experience at Penn and provide essential scholarship support."