News Archives : Year One
December 19, 2008
Open since 1920, the Gotham Book Mart -- famed New York City independent bookshop
whose customers included Charlie Chaplin and Woody Allen, whose
original location hosted such greats as Dylan Thomas and Salvador Dali,
and whose collection included books from the personal libraries of
Truman Capote and Anais Nin -- closed its doors last year.
December 2, 2008
Dr. William Cheung (D'81, GD'82) was named the new Chairman of the
Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers, effective October 31. "I have always been passionate about dental education, and I'm honored
to be working with the School and my fellow Overseers in this new
capacity," said Dr. Cheung. A Global PerspectiveOne of his goals as Chairman will be to help bring a strong global perspective to Penn Dental Medicine and the outlook of its students.
November 19, 2008
Penn President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Columbia law professor
Michael Doyle, have made a $100,000 contribution in support of undergraduate students at Penn. The main part of the gift is designated for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), while the remainder is a five-year commitment to the senior-class gift program, Seniors for The Penn Fund.
October 3, 2008
The dedication of Penn Medicine's Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center
for Advanced Medicine on October 2 marked the latest example in a
national trend: caring for patients in an environment that speeds
diagnosis and treatment while enhancing patient comfort and convenience.Watch the video to meet the Perelmans and to hear what doctors and patients have to say.
September 25, 2008
Penn President Amy Gutmann spoke at the recent ServiceNation Summit in New York City, a two-day national conference that celebrated volunteerism, civic engagement, and the potential of citizens to address America's greatest social challenges.
September 22, 2008
With a $50 million contribution from Penn's Health System, Penn is making a major investment in neuroscience. The contribution not only helps fund five new Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK)
professorships in neuroscience, it also supports interdisciplinary
neuroscience initiatives involving the Perelman School of Medicine and other schools of the University.
July 25, 2008
John Gearhart, who led a research team that first identified and isolated human
embryonic stem cells, has been named director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the
University of Pennsylvania and also a Penn Integrates Knowledge
Gearhart is the James W. Effron University Professor at Penn. His appointment
is jointly shared between the Department of Cell and Developmental
Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Department
of Animal Biology in the School of Veterinary Medicine.
July 3, 2008
In the final stop of our regional launch tour, Making History dropped in to celebrate with 200 alumni and friends in London on June 5 at the Landmark Hotel. President Amy Gutmann and Campaign Chair George Weiss, W'65, were on hand to raise a toast to Penn with Quakers in the United Kingdom. Though the launch tour has concluded, stay tuned - we'll be announcing programming for the upcoming academic year soon!
June 23, 2008
Robert Ghrist has been named the seventh Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ghrist, one of the world's leading applied mathematicians, will be the
Andrea Mitchell University Professor. His appointment, effective Sept.
1, will be jointly shared between the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences.
May 6, 2008
Making History swept into the Windy City on April 28, 2008 for a campaign launch event at the Fairmont Hotel. Nearly 200 alumni and friends came out to show their Penn pride and learn about the University’s exciting campaign goals. President Amy Gutmann and Campaign Chair George Weiss hosted the event.