Week of February 2, 2009
Did You Know …that Laurie O. Robinson, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Criminology Department’s Master of Science Program, has been appointed acting assistant attorney general of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Robinson had previously served as assistant attorney general from 1993 to 2000. Under her leadership, the OJP grew substantially with an annual appropriation increase from $800 million in 1993 to $4 billion in 2000. Her seven-year tenure as an assistant attorney general in the OJP was the longest of any director in the federal criminal justice assistance agency's history. Robinson has taken a leave of absence from Penn.
For more information on this article please click on the following link: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/article.php?id=1530.
Week of January 26, 2009
Did You Know…that Penn has chosen eight faculty members to be the 2009 Penn Fellows? A leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career, Penn Fellows have the opportunity to build networks across the University, meet with distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about university governance and participate in monthly dinners with prominent speakers from within Penn and beyond.
For more information, and to see a listing of the 2009 Penn Fellows and their biographies, please see: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/article.php?id=1526.