Asst. Professor Projit Mukharji has just been named Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies.
According to the Penn Almanac (3/24/09), "Designated for outstanding faculty members whose pursuits exemplify the integration of knowledge, the Martin Meyerson Assistant Professorship in Interdisciplinary Studies was been established by Margy Ellin Meyerson, G’93, in memory of her late husband, Penn President Emeritus Martin Meyerson, Hon’70. As an administrator, faculty member, volunteer and mentor, Mr. Meyerson was the consummate citizen of the University. Serving as Penn’s fifth president from 1970 to 1981, he drew upon his expertise as one of the nation’s preeminent city planners to articulate an integrated vision of “One University” in which all of Penn’s schools would collaborate to produce leading-edge teaching and research that benefited society.
Educated at Columbia and Harvard universities, Mr. Meyerson held over 20 honorary doctorates. His early academic appointments included serving as the Williams Professor at Harvard; director of the Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies; dean and acting chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley; and president of the State University of New York at Buffalo."