Penn: #6 in U.S. News

Penn maintained its sixth place ranking in the newest U.S. News & World Report list of Best National Universities. It tied with Stanford for sixth while Princeton snagged first and Harvard and Yale tied for second. California Institute of Technology and MIT were fourth and fifth respectively. The universities were ranked in 18 categories including academic reputation, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, class size, student faculty/ratio, and financial resources.

Faculty Tea at Perelman Quadrangle

Professor Larry Gross,

Chair of the Faculty Senate,

invites members of the faculty

to view the new

Perelman Quadrangle

at a Tea in Houston Hall

Thursday, September 14,

from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Tax Expense Account Claims Deadline

All Pre-Tax Expense Account claims for expenses incurred during the Plan Year July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 must be filed by September 30, 2000. Expenses are considered incurred on the day the service is provided, not when you are billed or when they are paid. Any balance left after September 30 will be forfeited. If you have any questions, please contact Eastern Benefit Systems (EBS) at 1-888-736-6359.

--Division of Human Resources

GSE on the Move During Renovation

The Graduate School of Education has moved for the duration of the 2000-2001 academic year while its building at 3700 Walnut Street undergoes renovation. As of September 1, all GSE faculty and staff have moved to offices at 3440 Market Street, where they will remain until the renovation project is completed in August 2001. Contact information for GSE faculty, staff, and students will remain the same, with mail being forwarded to the temporary facilities.

GSE classes will be held in various locations around campus for this academic year, with most being held in the School of Social Work's Caster Building and at 3440 Market. The School of Social Work is also be sharing its computer lab with graduate education students.

The GSE building renovation will create a more spacious and modernized facility for graduate education, one that comfortably accommodates more students and is fully wired with state-of-the-art technology. The architectural plans feature a new main entrance on Walnut Street, a first floor glass façade along Walnut Street, an open floor plan that creates more common space, and a large new student lounge planned. Construction on the building began in late August 2000.

Questions and comments about the GSE renovation project may be directed to Jerel Wohl at jerelw@gse.upenn.edu.

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Correction: In the "Proposed Policy and Procedures Relating to Copyrights and Commitment of Effort," which was published For Comment in last week's issue, the underlining that should have appeared in the following sections was inadvertently omitted: V.D.1.c., V.D.1.c.1, V.D.1.c.2, V.D.2., V.D.3., V.D.3.a., V.D.3.b. The underlines signified insertions in the proposed policy.

The complete, correctly underlined document can be found on-line, at www.upenn.edu/almanac/v47/n02/FC-copyright.html. The deadline for comments is September 19.

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 3, September 12, 2000