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For Civic House: Dr. Licht

Provost Robert Barchi has announced the appointment of History Professor and SAS associate dean Walter Licht as faculty advisor of Civic House, Pennās community service hub on Locust Walk. Founded in 1998, it promotes and supports collaborative service projects between Penn students and the various communities of Philadelphia. Under the leadership of Director David Grossman and his staff, and through the participation of hundreds of Penn students, Civic House manages a broad array of programs, including public service internships, Penn Corps, and individual and group tutoring for children in neighborhood schools. 

"Walter Licht is one of Pennās most valuable citizens," said Provost Barchi. "He is an esteemed scholar of labor and urban history, a prize-winning teacher, and an administrator who has played a number of key roles in university governance." Referring to Dr. Lichtās residence in West Philadelphia, the provost added: "The mix of Walterās research interests, his commitment to excellence in education, and his devotion to the local community, makes him the ideal candidate for this important new assignment. We are all grateful that he was willing to take it on." 

Dr. Licht succeeds Deputy Provost and English professor Peter Conn, who has served as faculty advisor since the programās inception. Dr. Conn said of his four years, "I will always consider myself privileged to have been able to join in the effort our students made to organize and enhance community service through the creation of Civic House. It is a wonderful idea, and it has been Pennās students above all who have made it one of the genuinely vital spaces on our campus."

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 10, 2002


September 10, 2002
Volume 49 Number 3

A Major General in the U.S. Marines has been named as Penn's EVP.
Civic House--the community service hub--has a new Faculty Advisor.
9/11 Remembrance
Senate Agenda
At the Convocation last Wednesday, the President and Provost welcomed the new students to campus with words of wisdom.
PennERA--Electronic Research Administration--is intended to streamline processes related to sponsored research.
PennKey, a new authentication system is coming to campus to improve network security and protect privacy online.
Remember last academic year? The Models of Excellence program seeks nominees whose notable achievements went above and beyond the job expectations.