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Daniel Q. Gillion Appointed as The Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science
Almanac | Tue, 10/17/2017
Daniel Q. Gillion, associate professor of political science, has been appointed Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Gillion studies racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public policy and the American presidency.
Ph.D. Student Blends Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation and Ethics
Penn in the News | Mon, 09/18/2017
Kasey Diserens, a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, always wanted to find a way to link her interests in economic and social development with her passion for archaeology and ethics. Her work, studying and preserving the past, allows for a deeper understandings of how history can influence the present and how heritage preservation can become an impetus for real-time economic, social and political change.
Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann on the repeal of DACA
Office of the President | Wed, 09/06/2017
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it will begin to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status granted to an estimated 800,000 young people in the US, pending further action by Congress. The University has vigorously reaffirmed the commitments that first made in November 2016.
Penn Futures Project Names Inaugural Calvin Bland Fellows
Office of the President | Tue, 09/05/2017
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the University’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) announced the names of the first Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows.  Supported by a $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Fellows will collaborate on research aimed at improving the lives of at-risk young men and boys of color and their families.  The Fellows were selected from the faculty at the Schools of Nursing (Penn Nursing), Graduate School of Education (GSE) and Social Policy & Practice (SP2).
Nation must join Dr. King and speak from the 'prophetic middle'
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Wed, 08/30/2017
University Chaplain Charles Howard penned an op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer to mark the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Howard pointed out how King brought about social change from the “prophetic middle,” which allowed him to push both sides and look toward a brighter future.
Q&A with Heather Love
Penn Current | Tue, 08/29/2017
Q&A with Heather K. Love, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Associate Professor in the Department of English in the School of Arts & Sciences, discuss Queer studies, the definition of queer, disability studies, growing up in the South, gay marriage, and Penn’s “Year of Sex.”
Michael Jones-Correa Appointed as 11th Presidential Professor
PennImpact2020 | Tue, 08/29/2017
Michael Jones-Correa has been appointed the 11th Presidential Professor of Political Science.
Shirley Tang - Penn’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions Research Fellow
Penn Graduate School of Education | Fri, 08/18/2017
As the 2015-16 Research Fellow, Shirley Tang's research project, “Digital Storytelling in Asian American Studies at an AANAPISI Research University,” will explore a generation of Asian American students who have turned to media technologies and created an archive of audiovisual products that reveal to the campus and the community new dimensions of Asian American student experiences.
President Gutmann’s Statement Regarding the Demonstration in Charlottesville
Penn News | Sun, 08/13/2017
Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann regarding the demonstration in Charlottesville.
M. Grace Calhoun Named Division I FCS Administrator Of The Year
Penn Athletics | Wed, 08/09/2017
M. Grace Calhoun has been named the Division 1 FCS Administrator of the Year by the Women Leaders in College Sports. As the University’s director of athletics since 2014, Calhoun has overseen 13 Ivy League team championships. She called the honor “truly humbling.”