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ERIC Number: ED163869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 262
Abstractor: N/A
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Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach. Franklin and His Heirs at the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1976.
Meyerson, Martin; Winegrad, Dilys Pegler
Essays on the history of the University of Pennsylvania are presented in this book. They are grouped according to four main periods since the university's founding. After an introduction to the community of which the university has always been a part, focus is on the eighteenth century collegiate departments. In the nineteenth century, while the university remained small, its early scientific bent was reinforced by the prominent scientists of the faculty. The transition to the recognizably "modern" university with changes in educational philosophy as well as the introduction of new programs is described in association with the leaders who oversaw this period of change. Divisions of the university in the twentieth final section depicts the physical surroundings in which the university has final section depicts the physical surroundings in which the university has functioned. Full captions accompany the many illustrations. The medical school, women, biomedical research, economics and social thought in Wharton School, the law school, and architecture and design are among the specific topics addressed. Specific individuals discussed are: Benjamin Franklin, William Smith, John Morgan, Benjamin Rush, James Wilson, David Rittenhouse, Alexander Dallas Backe, Joseph Leidy, Charles Janeway Stille, William Pepper, Sara Yorke Stevenson, Alfred Newton Richards, Simon Nelson Pattern, Owen J. Roverts, Paul Philippe Cret, Louis I. Kahn, and Roy F. Nichols. (LBH)
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 ($14.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers: University of Pennsylvania