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Strategic Plan: Open Forum

A Strategic Plan Open Forum will be held on Tuesday, January 15, at 4 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Executive Vice President John Fry and Provost Robert Barchi will summarize where they are now in the planning process and solicit additional input from the University community. The development of Penn's new strategic plan which builds on The Agenda for Excellence (Almanac May 1, 2001) is progressing, according to Provost Barchi. He gave an update on the strategic planning process at Council's State of the University address in November (Almanac November 13). The 14 strategic planning committees have submitted draft reports which will be finalized in the coming weeks.

A draft of the Strategic Plan is expected to be published For Comment early next semester.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001


December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15

More SAS endowed chairs: Dr. Randall Wright, is appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair, and Dr. Richard Schultz is the Patricia Williams Term Chair.

Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry will be part of an Open Form for the University's Strategic Plan on January 15.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens, a pioneer in women's health has died at the age of 92.
UPHS Bond rate has been revised to stable by Moody's Investors Service
Ben Financials begins its countdown to launching of new services on January 2.

Women of Color Scholars Awards applications are due on January 21

Penn Press has a collection of books just right for the holiday gift giving season. If you prefer there are Gifts of Involvement or ideas in the neighborhood from the Holiday Shopping Guide.
During the holidays, there are simple Safety Tips to keep in mind while you work and shop.
As always volunteer opportunities abound available throughout the community.
Researchers receive $1.26 million to study microfluidic systems; Penn has received $2.84 million to improve reliability of computers; the Center on Adult Literacy has received $2.4 million for technology; are part of Research Roundup in this issue.