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Penn Researcher Points to Nine Themes of Racism On Predominantly White College Campuses
December 7, 2007
PHILADELPHIA –- A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania has identified nine common themes of racism on large, predominantly white college campuses in the U.S. Shaun Harper, an assistant professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education, found the themes from focus groups with students and staff: • Institutional negligence -- All students, regardless of race, were frustrated with how their colleges promoted diversity but failed to offer students with ways to engage with racially different peers.
Nutter to Speak at Great Expectations Convention Co-Sponsored by Penn's Project for Civic Engagement
November 20, 2007
WHO: Michael Nutter, Philadelphia mayor-elect Harris Sokoloff, faculty director of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement WHAT: Great Expectations Citizens Convention WHERE: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m.; check-in at 11:30 a.m.
Great Expectations Deliberation Days Held May 2-6
April 25, 2007
WHO: Philadelphia City Council candidates WHAT: Great Expectations, a year-long project to connect Philadelphia's citizens' hopes and ideas for their city to the political process, is a partnership between the Philadelphia Inquirer and the University of Pennsylvania, with funding from the Lenfest and Knight foundations. WHERE&WHEN:May 2-6, 2007; various locations in each of the 10 City Council districts.
William Penn Foundation Invests in Penn-Philly Partnership
March 29, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The William Penn Foundation has awarded a $600,000, three-year grant to the University of Pennsylvania, in support of the Kids Integrated Data System project.
University of Pennsylvania Names Andrew C. Porter Dean of the Graduate School of Education
February 23, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Andrew C. Porter, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Leadership Policy and Organization and Director of the Learning Sciences Institute at Vanderbilt University, has been named Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.  He will begin Aug. 1. A nationally known scholar and educator, Porter is an expert in quantitative methods.  He also has a deep understanding and appreciation for the important role that historical and qualitative approaches play in understanding the processes of education and human development.
Penn Alexander School Students Showcase Music Program With String Recital for Penn President Amy Gutmann
February 19, 2007
WHAT:  A recital by a select group of string students from Penn Alexander School, who are showcasing this public elementary school's music program.   The students will perform several selections for University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann.  A reception will follow. WHERE:  The Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium, 34th and Spruce streets, Philadelphia WHEN:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007