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Ronald Lauder Endowed
Term Chair: Randall Wright

Dr. Randall Wright has been appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair, according to SAS Dean Samuel H. Preston. Dr. Wright, Professor of Economics, received his B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1979 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1986. He came to Penn as an assistant professor in 1987, and his research interests include labor and monetary economics. He has also served as an assistant professor at Cornell University, a visitor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is an active scholar and has published extensively.

He is the editor of the International Economic Review and has served on the editorial boards of several other publications. Dr. Wright is also a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He has been the recipient of several National Science Foundation grants, and he previously held the Joseph M. Cohen Term Chair in Economics and the William Smith Term Chair. He was named a fellow of the Econometric Society in 1997.

The Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair was established in 1991 by the Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, W'65, former U.S. ambassador to Austria. Mr. Lauder has also served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy, chairman of the Central European Development Corporation, and chairman of Lauder Investments, Inc.

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.