The University of Pennsylvania announced a $2 million grant from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India (MOIA) to support Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), which will conduct research on international migration from India.
Steven F. Freeman, Resident Scholar and Affiliated Faculty in the Organizational Dynamics Program in SAS, has received a Louis O. Kelso Fellowship. Freeman is a prominent teacher of organizational resilience, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has studied resilience and innovation in the U.S.
Diebold, who received his doctorate in economics from Penn, is a leader in economic modeling, forecasting, and risk management. He has received widespread recognition for his research, including election as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Econometric Society.
Randall Collins, the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology, has been elected to serve as the 102nd President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2010-2011. Collins will assume office in August of 2010, following a year of service as president-elect.