Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.
The University of Pennsylvania will be the site of a three-day conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” that will explore child welfare in the age of reform.
Camille Charles, Tukufu Zuberi, Mary Frances Berry, and Grace Kao of the School of Arts and Sciences, Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School and Vivian Gadsden of the Graduate School of Education discuss how institutions are defining “qualified” in terms of hiring minority scholars for senior leadership positions. President Amy Gutmann is also mentioned.
Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.
Higher Education’s Importance in ‘Reimagining Democracy’ Focus of Book Co-edited by Penn’s Ira Harkavy
Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, has long been a proponent of higher education’s role in improving its community as well as educating students.
Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4. In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites.
Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood.