Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher-education funding in Pennsylvania.
David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the young demographic in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies. The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.
PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.
Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.
PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss, professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Young people today are growing up with a bitter, hopeless view of reality, especially in places where violence becomes the norm.”
PHILADELPHIA -- Governor Tom Corbett’s FY2012-2013 Commonwealth budget proposes funding of $26.7 million for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary school in Pennsylvania and one of only 28 veterinary schools in the United States. The recommended funding is equal to the support received for FY2011-2012.
Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA — The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, a new center at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has released its inaugural report, “Black Male Student Success in Higher Education: A Report from the National Black Male College Achievement Study.”