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Actor Kal Penn to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania
March 26, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Kal Penn, star of the new film "The Namesake" and known for his role as Kumar in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," will be a guest instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.  He will teach two undergraduate courses in the spring semester of 2008 tentatively titled "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films."
Penn Criminologist Laurie Robinson Testifies at U.S. House Appropriations Sub-Committee Hearing
March 22, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Laurie Robinson, director of the criminology M.S. program in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, called on Congress to increase funding for state and local criminal justice programs.  She testified on March 21 before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Robinson, a former U.S. assistant attorney general, cited a recent Police Executive Research Forum report that found significant increases in robberies and homicides in many jurisdictions.
Marie Gottschalk of Penn Wins 2007 Ellis W. Hawley Prize
March 20, 2007
PHILADELPHIA-- Marie Gottschalk, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the Organization of American Historians' 2007 Ellis W. Hawley prize for her new book, "The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America." In the book, Gottschalk argues that punitive penal policies in the United States were forged by four particular social movements and interest groups: the victims' movement, the women's movement, the prisoners' rights movement and opponents of the death penalty.
Adrian Raine Is Named Fourth PIK Professor at Penn
January 12, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Adrian Raine has been named the newest Penn Integrates Knowledge professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Southern California and at Penn will hold the Richard Perry University Professorship, named in recognition of a gift from Richard Perry, a Penn trustee and founder of the investment management firm Perry Capital.   Raine will hold appointments in the Department of Criminology of the School of Arts and Sciences and in the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine.  
Penn's Project on Civic Engagement to Convene Series of Citizen Forums on Philadelphia's Future
December 21, 2006
PHILADELPHIA-- The University of Pennsylvania's Project on Civic Engagement, based at the Fels Institute of Government, is launching a major initiative called Great Expectations: Citizen Voices on Philadelphia's Future, a series of public forums and mayoral-election-related events to identify key issues Philadelphia needs to address to become "the next great city."
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
Penn School of Design Partnering with City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Daily News to Handle Legalized Gambling Issues
February 9, 2005
Penn School of Design Partnering with City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Daily News to Handle Legalized Gambling Issues WHO:Penn School of Design students, Philadelphia Daily News, Mayor John Street, architect Stan Eckstut WHAT:Planning session about legalized gambling in Pennsylvania WHEN:Feb. 10-13, 2005 WHERE:University of Pennsylvania campus The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Daily News are partners in a project to work on city planning and design issues involving legalized gambling in Pennsylvania.