- June 14, 2013
Founders’ $5 million gift doubles number of fellowships dedicated to service and leadership.
For over a decade, the Fox Leadership Program has been a force for good at Penn, in Philadelphia, and across the nation. And now, thanks to a generous boost from its founders, Robert A. Fox, C’52, and Penny Grossman Fox, ED’53, the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania will be able to prepare even more students for lives of leadership and service.
Established in 1999 and permanently endowed in 2007 with a $10 million gift from its founders, the Fox Leadership Program engages thousands of students each year with its “study and serve” mission, using a combination of coursework, advising, events, and service experiences to equip and encourage Penn undergraduates to be public-spirited, results-oriented leaders both as students and after graduation.
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- May 31, 2013
Rakesh Vohra, a leading global expert in mechanism design—an innovative area of game theory that brings together economics, engineering, and computer science—has been named Penn’s 15th Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor, effective August 1.
Penn President Amy Gutmann launched the PIK program in 2005 as a University-wide initiative to recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines. Each professor is jointly appointed between two schools at Penn. Vohra will be the George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor, and his appointment will be shared between Department of Economics in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
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- March 22, 2013
A $10 million gift from University Trustee Richard C. Perry, W’77, and his wife, Lisa Perry, will name the Perry World House, a central home on Penn’s campus for global activities and initiatives. The gift will also establish the Richard Perry Endowed Professorship to be affiliated with the house.
Centrally located along the spine of campus on Locust Walk at 38th Street, the Perry World House will provide the facilities necessary to support innovative research, enhance the flow of ideas between Penn and global leaders, and provide a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage on major international issues.
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- March 1, 2013
High impact areas span student financial aid, innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research, local and global engagement, and health care.
After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities, and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.
Designed to integrate fields of study with high social impact, add state-of-the-art new facilities, attract and retain exceptional faculty, and increase student aid and alumni engagement, the Campaign far exceeded expectations on each of these fronts and more.
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- January 11, 2013
A sell-out crowd of more than 500 alumni and friends joined Penn President Amy Gutmann and Professors Marwan M. Kraidy and Dorothy Roberts for the final Engaging Minds lecture series event of the calendar year, held December 1 at Cipriani in New York City.
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