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For Women in Science

All Penn women involved in a scientific field are invited to attend the 30th Anniversary celebration of Association for Women In Science (AWIS). The Philadelphia Chapter, jointly with the Central Jersey Chapter of AWIS, will host the celebration on November 6. Dr. Helen Davies, professor of microbiology and past president of AWIS will highlight AWIS achievements, and Drs. Nancy M. Tooney, associate dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn; and Maureen G. Chan formerly with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, N.J. will speak on Thirty Years of Women in Science: Looking Back, Looking Forward.

The event will take place at Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. The program starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dinner. The cost is $25 for guests and $15 for students and postdocs.

RSVP by November 2 to Dr. Eleni Anni at or phone (215) 503-5064 voice mail #2. Please select a chicken or vegetarian entrée when you RSVP. For directions see

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.