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Joseph S. Francisco Appointed as President’s Distinguished Professor
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Joseph S. Francisco joined Penn as the President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, with a secondary appointment in the department of chemistry. 
Grant Awards for Projects: Making a Difference in Diverse Communities
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Penn Arts and Sciences has announced the 2018 funded projects for the “Making a Difference in Diverse Communities” initiative, which encourages faculty to explore innovative ways of applying their expertise. Through a combination of coursework, research and service, the projects address issues of diversity and inequality at the local, national and international level.
Anita Allen: American Philosophical Association President
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Anita L. Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and vice provost for faculty, became the first black woman president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.
Amy Gutmann Receives an I Have a Dream Foundation Honor
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
On June 5, Penn President Amy Gutmann was recognized at the I Have A Dream Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Dream Gala in New York City. Nearly 500 supporters, students and alumni gathered to honor leaders who have made a transformative impact in building a more inclusive America and a more equitable education system. Dr. Gutmann was honored with the Eugene M. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wendy White Receives the GC Impact Award
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Wendy White, senior vice president and general counsel for the University of Pennsylvania, was one of three 2018 GC Impact award winners recognized by The Legal Intelligencer. This award acknowledges chief legal officers who, through their effective leadership, had significant accomplishments in 2017. 
Sharon Smith Named Associate Vice Provost for University Life
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Sharon Smith, Executive Director of Student Intervention Services, has been named Associate Vice Provost for University Life. Since June 19, she has been a member of VPUL’s Central Resource Management Team (CRMT) reporting directly to Vice Provost Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum.
Jazmyn S. Pulley Named Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Jazmyn S. Pulley was named Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn effective July 9. A longtime member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the former associate director of fraternity and sorority life at Columbia University, Ms. Pulley has national leadership experience in the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
Barbara Hewitt Named Executive Director of Career Services
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Barbara Hewitt has been named Executive Director of Career Services. Dr. Hewitt, currently Senior Associate Director, will assume her new position in August after the retirement of longtime Career Services Director Patricia Rose.
Joseph S. Francisco: President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Joseph S. Francisco joined Penn as the President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, with a secondary appointment in the department of chemistry. Having served as the Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair in Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Dr. Francisco is an internationally recognized scholar of atmospheric chemistry and chemical kinetics. His work extends across chemical, earth and environmental sciences.
Statement on Penn’s Connections to Slavery
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Important research undertaken by undergraduate students in the Penn Slavery Project independent study supervised by Penn Professor Kathleen M. Brown, the David Boies Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences, has given us a clearer understanding of the depth and breadth of Penn’s connections to slavery. This was a profoundly painful and odious part of our nation’s history. No segment of American society or institution founded during the 18th century, including the University of Pennsylvania, escaped its scourge. Far from it.  [More...]