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International Travel Safety Advisories

The Department of State is closely monitoring world events and the impact that these events have on international travel. For the convenience of University faculty, staff and students, the Department of State travel advisories will be posted on the University's emergency web page ( In addition to travel advisory information, this site will be used to communicate information to the community during any future emergency condition.

Fellowships for Scholars to Conduct
Dissertation Research Abroad

The Social Science Research Council, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is accepting applications for the International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship program. The program provides support for social scientists and humanists to conduct dissertation field research throughout the world.

Who is eligible? Full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must have completed all doctoral requirements, except the fieldwork component, by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2002, whichever comes first. Deadline for applications: November 5, 2001. Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: unspecified amount for up to 50 awards. Amount of individual awards: up to $16,000.

View the full text of the announcement on the Council's web site: For more info., e-mail:

Staying In London?

The University of Pennsylvania has become a corporate member of the Goodenough Club, a renovated property in Bloomsbury catering to academics. Across the square from its two graduate student residences (London House and William Goodenough House), the London Goodenough Trust has refurbished five Georgian houses and a newly-built mews, to provide quality accommodations to academics and professionals in a tranquil and lovely setting--within easy walking distance of the British Museum, the Senate House of London University and many of its Institutes, the Library of Advanced Legal Studies, the Inns of Court, the Law Society, several of the teaching hospitals and the Postgraduate Medical Federation (PGMF). Just cite your affiliation with Penn, and you will not have to apply for individual membership.

Goodenough Club
Mecklenburgh Square
London, England WC1N 2AD
Tel: 011-44-0-20-7769-4727
Fax: 011-44-0-20-7837-9321

NOTE: Penn's Travel Office also recommends Club Quarters, which has two locations in London--both with special Penn rates.

--Joyce M. Randolph, Executive Director, Office of International Programs

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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.