Humanities Fellowship

Applications are solicited from the standing faculty of humanities and aligned departments for five research fellowships of $5,000 each for the 2000-2001 year. Successful applicants will be designated "Faculty Research Fellows" of the Humanities Forum, and will be expected to participate in a weekly seminar, along with the five Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, five Community Research Fellows from area colleges, and interested Penn faculty and students. Faculty Fellows must be carrying out research related to the Forum's topic for 2000-2001, "Style," and may use their funds for any materials or activities furthering their investigations. In addition to the weekly seminar, Fellows will be welcome to participate in all aspects of the Forum's rich program of events surrounding "Style."

For a description of "Style" as a yearly research topic, applicants may consult the Forum's website, humanities.sas.upenn.edu. Proposals should include a C.V. and a one-page research proposal, and should be received on paper no later than Monday, March 6, 2000, at the Penn Humanities Forum, 116 Bennett Hall/6273, or electronically at humanities@sas.


Valentine's Day Blood Drive

Penn Bookstore will be hosting a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, February 14 (Valentines Day) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Music section, 2nd floor. The goal for this effort is 48 pints, barely a dent in the huge shortage of whole blood available for emergency use. According to the Red Cross, "95% of Americans now alive will need a blood transfusion at some time in their lives, yet the typical American has never given blood!" Interested parties are encouraged to call 1-800-GIVELIFE (1-800-448-3543) with questions.


Junior Quaker Soccer Camp

Spring Soccer Camp will be held March 27-31, for ages 6-13. Play on Franklin Field. Cost: $200 (discounts for Penn employees).

Camp Schedule:

  • 9-9:30 a.m. Warm up
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Individual Skill
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Team Tactics
  • 11:45-12:45 p.m. Lunch (included!)
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m. Films
  • 1:45-3 p.m. Games, Competitions
  • 3-3:45 p.m. Swimming
  • 3:45-4 p.m. Pickup

Summer Camps also: July 17-22, and July 24-29.

For more information, please call Jon Pascale, Pennsylvania men's soccer assistant coach, at (215) 573-6177, or e-mail him at JP_Quaker@yahoo.com.

Life Balance Workshop

A Human Resources Quality of Worklife workshop entitled Connecting with Your Teens, presented by Ceridian Performance partners, our Live Balance provider, will be held on Thursday, February 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 3401 Walnut, first floor lobby conference room. to sign up, call 898-5116 or e-mail rosenthal@hr.upenn.edu.

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Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 20, February 8, 2000