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125 Years of Women at Penn Panels:
Healthcare, Philanthropy, Business, Media and Politics

Beginning today, Penn faculty, staff and students wishing to attend these November 2 sessions, which are part of the celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn, may pick up free tickets at Alumni Relations, 3533 Locust Walk. A PENNCard must be presented to obtain tickets.

9:30-11 a.m., Irvine Auditorium

Health Care: Our Bodies, Ourselves: What You Know May Make the Difference, moderated by Claire M. Fagin, Ph.D., RN, HOM'77, HON'94, Consultant in Health Care and Organizational Leadership, Professor Emerita and Former Dean, School of Nursing, 1977-92 and Penn's Interim President, 1993-94.

Panelists: Ruth Katz, JD, MPH, CW'73, L'77, Associate Dean for Administration, Yale University School of Medicine; Sheila Moriber Katz, MD, MBA, WG'90, President and CEO, NewMedicine, LLC, a company dedicated to the transformation of medicine through scientific innovation; Former Dean, Hahnemann University School of Medicine; Former Executive Director, White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Mary Naylor, Ph.D., FAAN, RN, GNU'73, GR'82, HOM'91, Ralston House, Professor of Gerontologic Nursing, Penn School of Nursing; Marie Savard, MD, NU'72, M'76, Physician, Author, and Speaker; Susan Taylor, MD, C'79, Director of The Skin of Color Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University; Barbara L. Weber, MD, Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Director of the Breast Cancer Program, and Director of the Cancer Genomics Program at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute-Penn Cancer Center.

9:30-11 a.m., Zellerbach Theatre

Women's Leadership in Philanthropy: Cents and Sensibility: Women Making a Difference, moderated by Carol Einiger, CW'70, Chief Investment Officer, The Rockefeller University.

Panelists: Anne d'Harnoncourt, HON'88, The George D. Widener Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Laurene Powell Jobs, C'85, W'85, Founder and President of College Track, a non-profit college preparatory program; Evelyn Lauder, Founder and Chair, Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Senior Corporate Vice President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.; Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, W'95, Executive Director of the FATE Foundation, which assists Nigerian youth in establishing businesses, and Co-Founder of the Business Women's Network for Nigerian women, which helps Nigerian women to achieve their highest potential in business; Judy Vredenburgh, CW'70, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

3-4:30 p.m., Irvine Auditorium

Business: The Waves: Making Them or Getting Swamped--Are Women Making a Difference? moderated by Willow Bay, C'85, Anchor, CNN.

Panelists: Beverly Chell, CW'64, Vice Chairman and General Counsel, Primedia, Inc.; Mandee Heller, C'94, W'94, Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer,Women's Financial Network at Siebert; Aerin R. Lauder, C'92, Vice President of Global Advertising, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc;. Sumaya Grisales Masis, CGS‚71, President and Chief Operating Officer, GE Trading; Rebecca C. Matthias, CW'75, President and Founder, Mothers Work, Inc.

3-4:30 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre

Media and Politics: The Second Sex: What a Difference the Difference Makes, moderated by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, HOM'89, Walter H. Annenberg Dean of The Annenberg School for Communication at Penn.

Panelists: Jean Chatzky, C'86, Editor at Large, Money magazine and Financial Editor, NBC Today; Marcia Greenberger, CW'67, L'70, Co-President of the National Women's Law Center; Mindy Herman, W'82, President and CEO, E! Entertainment Television Networks; Mary Ellen Mark, FA'62, ASC'64, HON'94, Photographer; The Honorable Susan Ness, WG'83, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 10, October 30, 2001


October 30, 2001
Volume 48 Number 10

The answer is blowing in the wind; Penn agrees to purchase wind-generated electric energy.
The Political Science department has three newly appointed faculty members who have endowed chairs.
As winter weather approaches, the University has energy conservation initiatives ready to be implemented.
Dr. Norma Lang becomes the first woman and the first nurse to win the Codman Award.
The University celebrates 125 Years of Women at Penn, online with web sites and on campus with events.
The Government Affairs Update covers the recent developments in federal, commonwealth and city and community relations.
Volunteer opportunities in November are plentiful, including Shadowing Day and the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
There are two campus blood drives coming up in early November.