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Two New Putzel Chairs at Wharton

The estate of the late Robert G. and Elizabeth F. Putzel has donated over $5 million to Wharton as part of the Campaign for Sustained Leadership. As one of the largest bequests in the School*s history, Mr. and Mrs. Putzel*s gift created two endowed chairs for Wharton professors. Dean Harker remarked that the "Robert and Elizabeth Putzel Chairs are a magnificent legacy and testament to the commitment the Putzels had for Wharton. The entire Wharton community is profoundly grateful for this wonderful gift." Mr. Putzel was a 1930 Wharton graduate.

Paul R. Rosenbaum, professor of statistics, has been named to the Robert G. Putzel Professorship. Dr. Rosenbaum, who joined Penn in 1986, received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and has previously held the Robert B. Egelston Term Professor of Statistics and the Joseph Wharton Term Associate Professor and Professor of Statistics.

Robert E. Verrecchia, professor of accounting, has been named to the Elizabeth F. Putzel Professorship. Dr. Verrecchia received his M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He came to Penn in 1983 and has previously been the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and the Arthur Young Professor of Accounting

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 3, September 11, 2001


September 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 3

Dr. Afaf Meleis--a prominent medical sociologist and specialist in women's health issues--will become the Dean of the School of Nursing in January.
Dr. Richard Gelles--a leading researcher in the study of family violence has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Work.
Lucy Momjian is now Associate Vice President for Finance and Treasury Management.
Jack Shannon is named Associate Vice President in the Office of the Executive Vice President.
Dr. Battistini, director of Penn Health for Women, dies in a motor vehicle accident.
Convocation 2001: President Judith Rodin and Provost Robert Barchi welcome the Class of 2005.
Council Year-end Committee Reports: Admissions and Financial Aid as well as Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics are both on the agenda of this week's Council Meeting.
Penn moves up in the latest U.S. News rankings of the nation's best universities to its highest ever ranking.
A noisy night in the neighborhood prompted a Speaking Out letter and two responses.
Code Red Alert: Preventing a computer worm is possible with these steps.
The Models of Excellence program wants nominations to recognize staff achievements from the previous academic year.