SENATE From the Senate Chair

Faculty Senate Officers Elected for 2001-2002

May 2, 2001

 To: Members of the Standing Faculty
 From: Larry Gross, Chair 

I would like to thank the Senate Nominating Committee, chaired by John Sabini, for their hard work in fulfilling their role for the Faculty Senate. (See Almanac January 9, 2001, for members of the Nominating Committee.)

No additional nominations were received by the deadline and therefore the Senate Nominating Committee's slate of nominees is hereby declared elected. Effective May 2, 2001, the Faculty Senate Officers for the coming year will be:

  • Chair: David B. Hackney (prof radiology at HUP)
  • Past Chair: Gerald J. Porter (prof mathematics)*
  • Chair-elect: Mitchell Marcus (prof computer & info sci)
  • Secretary: Edward L. Rubin (prof law)
  • Past Secretary: Sarah H. Kagan (asst prof nursing)
  • Secretary-elect: Louis A. Thomas (assoc prof management)

*Professor Porter was elected by the Senate Executive Committee May 2, 2001 to fill a vacancy in the position of Past Chair necessitated by the resignation of Professor Gross who will become Deputy Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication.

Newly elected as at-large members of the Senate Executive Committee for 3-year terms:

  • Sydney M. Evans (assoc prof radiation oncol/med)
  • Peter J. Kuriloff (prof education)
  • Martin Pring (assoc prof physiology/med)
  • Eileen Sulivan-Marx (asst prof nursing)

Newly elected as an assistant professor member of the Senate Executive Committee for a 2-year term**:

  • Jerome Maddox (asst prof political science)

**One assistant professor candidate withdrew. The Senate Nominating Committee proposes a new candidate. See below.

Newly elected to the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility for 3-year terms:

  • Roselyn Eisenberg (prof pathobiology/vet)
  • Seth Kreimer (prof law)
  • Eric W. Orts (prof legal studies)

Newly elected to the Senate Committee on Conduct for 2-year terms:

  • Charles Bosk (prof sociology)
  • Charles W. Mooney, Jr. (prof law)
  • David M. Stern (prof Asian & Middle Eastern st)

Newly elected to the Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty for 3-year terms:

  • Eric T. Bradlow (assoc prof marketing)
  • Richard E. Kihlstrom (prof finance)

The terms of the new Faculty Senate Officers and the newly elected members of the Senate Executive Committee began with the taking up of new business at the Senate Executive Committee meeting held May 2, 2001. The terms of the newly elected members of the Committees on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Conduct, and Economic Status of the Faculty began on May 1. Full committee memberships will be published this fall in Almanac, or please contact Carolyn Burdon, Box 12 College Hall/6303; tel: (215) 898-6943; e-mail:

Under the Faculty Senate rules, formal notification to members may be accomplished by publication in Almanac. The following is published under that rule.

  1. In accordance with the Faculty Senate Rules, official notice is given of the Senate Nominating Committee's nominee for a two-year term as an Assistant Professor member of the Senate Executive Committee, effective upon election. The nominee, who has indicated his willingness to serve, is: Sean P. Clarke (nursing)
  2. Again in accord with the Senate Rules you are invited to submit "additional nominations, which shall be accomplished via petitions containing at least twenty-five valid names and the signed approval of the candidate. All such petitions must be received no later than fourteen days subsequent to the circulation of the nominee of the Nominating Committee. Nominations will automatically be closed fourteen days after circulation of the slate of the Nominating Committee." Pursuant to this provision, petitions must be received by mail at the Faculty Senate, Box 12 College Hall/6303, or by hand at the Faculty Senate Office, 109 Duhring Wing, by 5 p.m., May 22, 2001.
  3. Under the same provision of the Senate Rules, if no additional nominations are received, the candidate nominated by the Nominating Committee will be declared elected. Should additional nominations be received, an election will thereafter be held by mail ballot.

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 33, May 8, 2001