Gay and Lesbian Conference

The Wharton School and Columbia Business School will host the Second Annual Gay and Lesbian MBA Conference 2000, "Working OUT," on March 24 and 25, at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue.

The Conference will feature keynote speakers David Steward, CEO of Earthnoise.com, and Susanne LeVan, Vice President, Premium Brands, Philip Morris USA. Panel discussions will focus on gay and lesbian workplace issues in a variety of fields: high tech, venture capital, investment banking, management consulting, and the media and entertainment industries.

Panelists from corporate America and the political arena, including U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and Elizabeth Birch, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, will tackle topics such as professional recruiting issues, and organizing lesbian and gay groups in businesses and at universities.

Registration is $50 for students and $100 for professionals. For a complete schedule and on-line registration, go to the Working OUT website at www.gaybiz.org.

The Bottom Line On-Line

The Division of Finance's quarterly newsletter, The Bottom Line, is now distributed as an on-line publication. The March 2000 issue of The Bottom Line is now available at: http://www.finance.upenn.edu/ftd/bline.html.

The Bottom Line will no longer be centrally printed and distributed by mail. Each reader will be able to print the newsletter locally.

Also featured at our website is the Financial Training Calendar, FinMIS Registration Form, FTD Staff and Mission, and links to the other departments within the Office of the Vice-President for Finance.

If you have questions regarding the website, contact a member of our staff.

--Barbara Murray, Manager, Financial Training Department

Penn Perspective: June 6-8

The Penn Perspective is a specially designed institute for University of Pennsylvania monthly-paid administrators and department chairpersons. The primary goal of this annual program is to provide participants with a broad understanding of the University's structure, mission, and the challenges facing Penn today. This intensive three-day program, June 6-8, consists of lectures and presentations by many of Penn's senior officers and academic administrators, followed by time for questions and discussion.

Topics include: Penn's academic foundation; management and fiscal practices; human resources; research; student life; computing; development and alumni relations; as well as current University issues. The schedule is arranged so that the participants, who represent many academic and administrative areas, have free time to meet informally with each other.

Cost: $200--which includes tuition, materials, and refreshments. The institute is sponsored by Learning and Education, Division of Human Resources.

Register via the web at www.hr.upenn.edu/trainreg. Registration deadline is April 28, 2000. For further information, please call (215) 898-3400.

-- Division of Human Resources

Corinth Comes Alive

The new Corinth Computer Project website at http://corinth.sas.upenn.edu is now available for viewing. A first of its kind educational website that incorporates historical, literary and archaeological information from the Roman city of Corinth, Greece. The new website includes a 3D fly-through of Corinth, a Quicktime movie of the Roman forum, interactive stone for stone archaeological plans, digital maps, 3D models, site photographs, satellite images, interactive GIS data and literary texts. This is suitable for K-12, college, scholars and the public at large. Regular updates and additions are scheduled.

--Nick Stapp, Research Associate

Take Your Daughter To Work

On Thursday, April 27, "Take Your Daughter To Work Day" will be celebrated. Many girls in the surrounding community would like to be a part of this program and need your help to make it possible. Would you consider "adopting" a girl on April 27 for the day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.? Talk to her about your job, help her define her goals, motivate her to go to college and take her to the many programs that will be happening that day. Your efforts would truly be appreciated. Please e-mail me to sign up for this program, sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu. I look forward to hearing from you.

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn VIPS, Center for Community Partnerships

Student Housing After May 13

If your organization needs to sponsor students to remain in residence after the official housing move-out date (noon May 13), please note the following:

  • You must fill out an Extension Request Form. Contact Gordon Rickards at rickards@pobox.upenn.edu, or (215) 898-3547 for forms.

--Dept. of Housing & Conference Services

Museum Summer Camp

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will hold a summer exploration camp Monday-Friday, July 10-August 25, for children ages 8-12. During this 7 week camp, the children will have the opportunity to investigate the mythology, dance, music, cooking, and craftsmanship of long ago civilizations. Through gallery tours, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, games, and special guest performances, children will uncover the secrets of the past. Camp hours will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and after-camp (3-5 p.m.) for an additional fee. For more information, please contact Jamie Stubbs (215) 898-6423 x10072 or jamies@sas.upenn.edu.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 25, March 21, 2000