News in Brief

Memorial Service for Vladimir Sled'

The campus memorial service for Dr. Vladimir Sled' will be held Tuesday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium of the University Museum, with a reception afterward in the Chinese Rotunda. President Judith Rodin will speak, along with Dr. Britton Chance and Dr. Leslie Dutton of biochemistry/biophysics.

Death of Benjamin Quarles

Dr. Benjamin A. Quarles, one of America's leading scholars of Afro-American history and a long-time member of the Penn-Morgan State College Exchange Program, died on November 16 at the age of 92. Dr. Quarles taught at Morgan State from 1953 until his retirement in 1974, and headed the history department there in 1953-67. He was influential in creating student and faculty exchanges between Penn and Morgan State in a project that thrived during the 'seventies. One of his many highly-regarded books of history and biography, the 1964 work The Negro in the Making of America, was reprinted as recently as 1995. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Brett Quarles.

Council Forum: Deadline November 27

The December 4 meeting of the University Council is this year's Open Forum date open to all members of the University who wish to attend. Those who wish to speak must inform the Office of the Secretary by November 27, indicating briefly the subject of their remarks. The Office of the Secretary is at 133 S. 36th Street/3246; its voice line is 898-7005 and the fax number is 898-0103.

The format for the forum is on the Web at and will be published December 3.

Staff Appreciation: December Encore

Heavy rains interfered with October's Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day, and though some 800 braved the weather to attend, the planners have now scheduled another get-together for faculty, staff and their families. This time it's a two-day affair, December 7 and 8 (see details)

"Please come for a good time and to express mutual appreciation for the accomplishments achieved every day at Penn," says a joint statement from the four hosts, President Judith Rodin, Provost Stanley Chodorow, Executive Vice President and Dean of Medicine William Kelley, and University Executive Vice President John Fry.

Homepage Tutorials for Faculty and Staff

A new student group is offering two-hour tutorials on homepage construction to faculty and staff.

Web Support Services began as a work-group of the Implementation Committee on Electronic Support Systems for Undergraduate Advising, a committee created as part of the 21st Century Project (see also this month's Talk About Teaching, by Dr. David Williams).

The group's student volunteers, who are supported by members of the information technology staff of each of the undergraduate schools, are available for free tutorials via the e-mail address webinfo@dolphin.


Volume 43 Number 13
November 19/26, 1996

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