Penn's Role in West Philadelphia: April 4

Former Senator Harris Wofford, CEO of the Corporation for National Service, will be at the Penn Faculty Club April 4 as part of a student-sponsored Conference on Penn's Role in West Philadelphia: The Creation, Dissemination, and Application of Knowledge , open to all members of the University community. The former president of Bryn Mawr, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1991-95, will be the luncheon speaker.

Reservations are required for the luncheon but not for other portions of the day-long program focusing on "how Penn can better integrate its three academic missions of teaching, research, and service with a specific focus on our immediate environment, West Philadelphia," according to Hillary Aisenstein of the Undergraduate Assembly, the organization co-sponsoring the conference along with SCUE.

Campus speakers for the conference include Provost Stanley Chodorow; Executive Vice President John Fry; Dean Gary Hack of the Graduate School of Fine Arts; Dean Ira M. Schwartz of the School of Social Work; Dr. William Kissick, the George Seckel Pepper Professor of Public Health & Preventative Medicine; and Dr. Douglas Massey, professor and chair of sociology; and Dr. George Thomas, lecturer in historic preservation and urban studies.

The conference begins with coffee, 9:30-10 a.m. on the first floor of the Faculty Club, followed by a keynote address. There are three research sessions, and the day ends with "Channeling the Energy" at 4:30 p.m., led by Dr. Thomas. For information or to make reservations for the luncheon, e-mail the Urban Conference Planning Committee at by March 28.


Volume 43 Number 26
March 18, 1997

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