Faculty Retirement Task Force

Provost Robert L. Barchi has announced the creation of a Faculty Retirement Task Force. The task force will examine a number of outstanding issues related to faculty retirement, including the numbers of faculty remaining in full-time status past age 70.

The committee includes:

  • Regina Austin (Law)
  • Dorothy Cheney (SAS)
  • Ira Cohen (Engineering)
  • Rob Roy MacGregor (Medicine)
  • Ann O'Sullivan (Nursing)
  • Carl Polsky (Wharton)
  • Jerry Rosenbloom (Wharton), Chair
  • Gail Smith (Veterinary Medicine)
  • Beth Soldo (SAS)
  • Walter Wales (SAS)
  • Jack Heuer, ex officio
  • Barbara Lowery, ex officio
  • Elizabeth Salasko, ex officio

OIP Thanksgiving Trip

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Office of International Programs is hosting a day-trip to Lancaster County. International students, scholars and their families are invited to join OIP on Sunday, November 19, to experience the Amish culture. Travel via train through the beautiful countryside and enjoy a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch meal.

Please visit OIP to purchase tickets. For more information, please see the OIP web-site at: www.upenn.edu/oip. For additional information, please contact Veronika Simon at (215) 898-1643.

--Office of International Programs

Trustees Meeting

The Fall Stated Meeting of the Trustees of the University will be held on Wednesday, November 8, in the Woodlands Ballroom, at the Inn at Penn from 2:30-3 p.m. The Stated Meeting is open to observers under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Sunshine Law. Members of the University may register their interest in attending with the Office of the Secretary of the University, (215) 898-7005.

A-3 Assembly Meeting

The A-3's next General Assembly meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15, in the Griski Room of Houston Hall on November 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The topic of discussion will be Training and Development for members of the A-3 Assembly. Speakers to be annnounced.

Conversations at the Club: Commence in November

The Faculty Club is sponsoring the first in its series of buffet dinners with Penn faculty. Dinner Buffet ($18.95 per person) starts at 6 p.m.; speaker to follow at approximately 7:15 p.m. Reservations (215) 898-4618.

On Thursday, November 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Dr. Diana Crane will offer her thoughts on the intersections of style and social substance in an illustrated talk on how women, both young and middle-aged, interpret fashion photographs and advertisements. Dr. Crane is professor of sociology in SAS and is a specialist in the sociology of art, media, and popular culture. Among her books are The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: The New York Art Market, 1940-1985 and Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing.

Save the Dates for future Conversations ...

  • Wednesday, November 15, 8-9 a.m. Dr. Freddy A. Grimm; Associate Director Outpatient and Support Services; HUP Pharmacy
  • Wednesday, November 29, 8-9 a.m. Dr. Arthur L. Caplan; Director, Center for Bioethics
  • Thursday, December 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Witold Rybczynski will read from his new book, One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.  Take screws and screwdrivers for granted at your own intellectual risk, Dr. Rybczynski advises; without them, society as we know it would not exist.

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Correction: In last week's issue of Almanac, Dr. Jerry Jacobs was incorrectly identified as having been chair of the Sociology department for seven years. It should have read chair of the Sociology department's graduate program for seven years. We regret the error.


Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 11, November 7, 2000

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