News in Brief

Benefits Information

The list of benefits meetings, fairs and seminars in this issue tells how faculty and staff can learn the details of health benefits options they will choose from during Open Enrollment starting April 28.

Night/Weekend Parking

Enforcement of new regulations begins April 14; see the memo in this issue for details.

Afro-American Studies: April 15

In conjunction with its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Afro-American Studies Program will present a panel discussion on Afro-American Studies at Penn: Our Beginnings, Our Future on April 15 at 5 p.m. in Room 109 of the Annenberg School.

The panel of distinguished Penn scholars and students will discuss the history and legacy of Afro-American Studies at Penn and nationwide. This dialogue will celebrate those who have made Afro-American Studies at Penn a reality and will address the collective responsibility those committed to the discipline have in ensuring its continued success in the future. Participants include:

Dr.Houston Baker, Jr., Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations and director of the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture;
Dr. Robert Engs, associate professor of history;
Ms. Rhonda Frederick, doctoral student in English;
Dr. Theodore Hershberg, professor of public policy/history and director of the Center for Greater Philadelphia;
Mr. Brennan Maier, C '97; and
Dr. Inés Salazar, assistant professor of English.

For more information, call the Afro-American Studies Program at 898-4965.

Health Care Conference: April 17-18

The Wharton School's second annual conference on health care, New Ventures in Health Care, will be held April 17, 4:30-7 p.m. and April 18, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel.

This year's keynote lectures are The Current State of the Biotechnology Industry by G. Steven Burrill, Burrill & Company, and Innovation and the Future of Medicine by Dr. William Haseltine, Human Genome Sciences.

Tickets for the conference are $15 for students or partners, $55 for Wharton alumni, faculty or administrators, and $75 for executives. To register: send name, address, phone and fax number, e-mail, number of tickets needed and a check payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" to Ms. June Kinney, Wharton MBA Health Program, Room 205, Colonial Penn Center, 3641 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2618 by April 15.

Tree-tending: April 8

A West Philadelphia edition of Tree Tenders, the Center City course that teaches people how to trim and care for trees, will be offered on campus April 8 and 15 by Mindy Maslin of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

The free course is in two parts: Part One meets today, Tuesday, April 8, 6-9 p.m., in Room 321 Williams Hall. Note: Part Two, originally scheduled for April 15, has been cancelled.

To sign up: Micheline Murphy, by phone at 898-0150 or e-mail at

--Harmon Zuckerman,
Associate Director, Center for Community Partnerships


Volume 43 Number 29
April 8, 1997

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