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The University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) expresses its deepest appreciation to Dr. Morris Mendelson upon his retirement from the Executive Board.

To be most effective, the AAUP needs leadership blessed with wisdom, perspective, and a thorough knowledge of procedures. Morris Mendelson had all of that and more, and gave it freely to the AAUP after he joined in 1964. Very soon thereafter, he became actively involved in AAUP, first as Treasurer of the National Association and then as a Board member of the Penn Chapter. Over a period of several years he and another board member traded off as president and vice-president to make sure the chapter on campus maintained visibility and involvement in University governance. His participation often sparked discussion of controversial issues. His knowledge of the University and the Faculty Senate was invaluable in problem solving and strategy development. His experience in University affairs contributed significantly to building networks to resolve problems. We are grateful for his decades long dedication to the ideals of shared governance. We all miss his participation and his presence.


Peter Freyd, President
Reuben E. Kron, Treasurer
Ira M. Cohen, Secretary

Executive Board members:

Helen Davies
Janet Deatrick
Frank Goodman
Herbert Levine
Daniel Levinthal
Elsa Ramsden
Herbert Smith

--Ira Cohen, Secretary

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001


October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9

To memorialize those who were victims of the September 11 attacks, Penn has created the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A $7 million grant to launch the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
The Law School has named Edward Rock the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Dr. Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law.
The list of Penn alumni who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is released.
View protocol for identifying and handling suspicious packages and what to do in case of a hazardous discharge. Public Safety will hold training sessions on bomb threats and suspicious packages.
The Policy on Electronic Privacy, which was implemented last fall, is now due for its mandated one-year review; comments are invited by November 16.
Speaking Out: another perspective on the possible six-month moratorium on the issuance of foreign student visas.
Presented at Council -- Safety and security update: from accreditation and arrest protocol to homeland security issues. An update on recommendations concerning services to students with disabilities.
As daylight savings time comes to an end next weekend, Public Safety offers tips for using public transportation safely after dark

For those who want to get away--international travel advisories; fellowships for research abroad and accommodations in London.