- 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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- April 19, 2013
Cynthia Chang Scanlan, C'84, and Brian J. Scanlan, W'84, met at Penn, married, and grew a successful software company together. Yet before their paths ever crossed they had something in common: both of their mothers were librarians, and fostered a love of books and learning in each of them. The renovation of Penn Libraries' Special Collections Center touched a chord for Cynthia and Brian, and they supported the project with a generous gift.
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- December 26, 2012
“An Inclination join’d with an Ability to serve … should be the great Aim and End of all Learning,” said University of Pennsylvania founder Benjamin Franklin.
This civic ideal has shaped the University’s core values, influencing Penn’s longstanding commitment to community engagement—a commitment that has been embraced by the University’s Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
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